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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Early rains hit the Mendonoma Coast and a little Rough-skinned Newt was on the move

Yes, it is early for the Mendonoma Coast to have rain but try telling that to Mother Nature. Yesterday we received a nice soaking. Perhaps that is why this tiny Rough-skinned Newt was seen crossing a forest path this morning. Not much longer than an inch and a half, this is a baby Newt. Perhaps it started its life in one of the ponds on Quinliven Creek. Rick and I only noticed it because it moved. Notice the hints of orange coloring on its edges. If you turned this Newt over, you would see its orange undersides.

To see the adult Rough-skinned Newt that lives in the pond in our courtyard, click on this link:

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