California orange bellied newt (Taricha torosa).
One of the great indicators of seasonal change in the Santa Ynez Range of Santa Barbara is the arrival of orange bellied newts to mountain streams. 413 more words
I’m currently reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s flood of a novel, New York 2140, at the edges of the work day. Sea levels have risen fifty feet but stubborn New Yorkers are trying to redefine their big moldy apple as SuperVenice, navigating the street-canals via vaporettos and hydrofoils. 675 more words
The largest amphibian in North America was once found throughout the cool, clear streams of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. Today these shy creatures are only found in a narrow region extending from eastern West Virginia south through Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and ending in north Georgia. 75 more words