Crow’s Nest: Eastern newt

April 23, 2014

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

We found this juvenile Eastern newt (Notophalmus viridescens) crossing the road at the visitor center barn at Crow’s Nest yesterday. This species has an unusual life cycle because the adults return to the water and become an aquatic species like they are when they are larva. The terrestrial stage we are most likely to see in rainy woods is also known as a red eft.