red-bellied newts

The red-bellied newt (Taricha rivularis)

Newts: Charismatic Creatures of the Redwood Forest

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If you decide to venture into the redwoods on a rainy day, you may be rewarded with the pleasure of crossing paths with one of the redwood forest’s most charismatic creatures – newts! There are three species of newts that can be found in the coast redwood forest, and they love to make an appearance during wet weather.

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Spring Inspires Red-Bellied Newt Romance

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This gorgeous video by Wendy Baxter, who worked on the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative team, shows the beauty and intrigue of mating season for red-bellied newts in the old-growth coast redwood forest at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. Continued

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