My first newt in southern California!
Matt and I saw this guy climbing a tree. I've never seen one "on the go" before, so we just left it alone and watched it climb. And fall. And climb again.
He was probably looking to mate in the creek. The tail was all flattened, as for swimming.
My favorite newt spot: former gun emplacement at Battery Townsley
Again, in the San Mateo Wilderness
Big mass of mating newts!
Above Tenaja Falls in the San Mateo Wilderness
On the hike to Sturtevant Falls
We lifted some steal doors/water pump culvert and these two were hiding in the dark. The top one looks "Rough-skin esque?"
A small newt found hiding under the same log as the crayfish. After a quick photo, their shelter was very carefully replaced.
Found in Muir Woods. Crawled into stream and began swimming. Had a bright orange belly. I think it's a California newt but not positive.
The California newt or orange-bellied newt, with scientific name Taricha torosa, is a newt found mainly in California, Western North America.