Isn’t Mother Nature incredible.... 1 empty garden container that’s been deserted in the garden....filled with glorious rain water, a bit of bark, a plastic sausage and a wooden letter box is now home to a mummy frog and about 200 eggs 🐸🥚. Now to keep them safe from the bear and cub 😬. Anyone know if they need anything? 🤔#mothernature #sherocks#frog#eggs#newts#frogspawn#exmouthdevon
Today yielded the awesome excitement of discovering The Rough Skinned Newt. “It’s a lizard!!!!!!” Said R. Well it’s actually a Newt (or salamander). These tenacious Taricha Granulosa’s are pretty neat creatures. Newts inhabit woods and forested areas that contain lakes and ponds with aquatic plants, and they breed in ponds, where the larvae and juveniles often hide in soft bottom sediments. Adults forage by day and night in adjacent forests and grasslands, feeding on small invertebrates, such as spiders, worms, and various insects. Newts are most likely to be encountered on overcast or rainy days. (Just like today!) #themoreyoulearnthemoreyouknow#newts#salamaders#forestschool#fernandfeatherforestschool
Met these sleepy dudes on our adventure in the woods today. Spring is here- which means lots of little critters are starting to move about and return to normal survival functions after spending the winter hibernating. These Newts were likely clambering out of their warm hides holes of hibernation to find some snacks in the moss, as they were sluggish and sleepy little dudes who curled up against our car tires as we ventured through the forest #newts#oregon#pnw#clackamasriver#nationalforest#pnwonderland
This lil guys was too cute #tbt#newts#eft#salamanders though they may look cute and harmless, they can be dangerous; toxins secreted through the skin as a defense mechanism could kill a person ( by licking or open wound) 😘( i had this lil guy for like a month two years ago , they are normally wild caught so they usually die in captivity , i have never gotten another one afte that )
Today is #worldpuppetryday, and I could not be more grateful to this community for expanding the breadth of my creativity. Thank you to puppeteers everywhere for your art, your history, your joy, and your imagination.
California newt (Taricha torosa) on the move from San Leandro Creek after a recent rain in Moraga, California! As cute as these critters are, resist the urge to touch them — the orange-red coloration is a warning to predators of their toxicity! The CA newt also has an interesting defense against wildfires — when exposed to fire, their slime coating foams to form an outer layer of charred white ash that serves as insulation to prevent desiccation. #californianewt#newts#allnatural#wildlifeevolution #sibleyvolcanicregionalpreserve
“you might belong in hufflepuff where they are just and loyal. those patient hufflepuffs are kind and unafraid of toil.” happy hufflepuff awareness day . . . #hufflepuffpride#hufflepuff#nymphadoratonks#newts amander#cedricdiggory#eddieredmayne#robertpattinson#natalietena
Remember we refurbished our pond last year? Well, since then I have been longing for Spring, and here we are. #springequinox2019 I have been keeping fingers crossed our wildlife would return. Well guess what! #frogs#newts#spawn possible #toad.