Found crawling across the path.
Found on a muddy trail along the coastline. Made me concerned about people potentially walking or running over them with bikes..
Spotted in the Angeles Nat'l Forest, Chantry Flats area
There were many other individuals in this pond as well, including some in amplexus. Even though I didn't get a good head shot, I'm pretty sure they're T. torosa and not T. granulosa, because of the spherical egg masses.
in oak grassland/woodland. This population breeds in a pond.
Tons in this pool, tons. Didn't see any chorus frogs but I imagine they'd be out if we returned at night.
The California newt or orange-bellied newt, with scientific name Taricha torosa, is a newt species endemic to California, in the Western United States.