Tag Archives: Salamander

The Wondrous Orange-Bellied Newt

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. They don’t always live in water. Newts spend … Continue reading

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California Slender Salamander

California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) I remember seeing these tiny salamanders around the yard as a kid. They were one of the more intriguing creatures to find and always seemed odd and out of place. They had the puny body of … Continue reading

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