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Red Eft, Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee
It looks like a little dragon doesn't it? Red efts are the juvenile form of the Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescen). At some point they migrate to streams and ponds to take on their aquatic form an look more like conventional salamanders.
One of my weekly "rituals" at home is a morning hike down the mountainside. The appearance of red efts on the trails is one of the ways that I mark the true beginning of spring. How do you all mark the change of seasons? Are there daily, weekly, or monthly things you do that help you see them?

#redeft #newt #ritual #home #spring

This lil red eft is in it's juvenile stage of becoming an eastern newt. As juveniles they live on land, but as adults they seek a permanent home in the water. They can grow to 5 inches and live up to 15 years, emitting tetrodotoxin to evade predation. I saw this lil dude scampering across the road in the Berkshires last week. #redeft #easternewt

The tiniest red eft I've seen so far. I spotted about a dozen this morning over the course of a mile and a half. #at2017 #trektheat #redeft

I used to have three friends but now I have four! ••• #bartholemule #thethird #redeft #newt #fignewtons

Why'd the #redeft cross the road? Not sure. But this little girl/guy sure was hard to miss. #easternnewt #notophthalmusviridescens

Not technically a bug, but still dedicated to @alessiaglaviano #redeft #redspottednewt #nature #beauty #appalachiantrail #berkshires

Red-Spotted Newt

Love stumbling upon red efts, juvenile stage of the Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), on the forest floor in the Poconos. #poconolakepreserve #redeft #salamander #acadnatsci #drexelcoas

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I hike quite a bit at preserves where there are vernal pools and had not seen a red eft this year - until this evening - and of all places, it was within a quarter mile of where I live. 🐸



#redeft #amphibian #amphibiansofinstagram #vernalpool
#ctwoods #ctwoodlands #woodlands
#hike #hiking
#nature #naturelover #naturephotography #animalphotography

Tomorrow is the 27th annual Riverfest in Narrowsburg NY!
This is the poster I donated for their auction. Come out and support the @dvartsalliance - the bidding starts at 12:30 ✌️💕



#sunset #river #water #surreal #riverfest #adventure #journey #travel #bird #destinationunknown #fly #collage #wander #wanderlust #nature #outdoors #art #clouds #hand #trout #delawareriver #upperdelawareriver #calm #redeft #poster #surrealism #falling #float #narrowsburg #calicoon

We like lichens but who doesn't like red efts and matching orange fungi. These guys live in Mountaindale, NY.

The tiniest red eft I've seen so far. I spotted about a dozen this morning over the course of a mile and a half. #at2017 #trektheat #redeft

Held a Red Eft! Such an amazing and beautiful little newt. (Property of Green River Preserve)

My second red eft sighting of the year! I am shocked it stuck around long enough for me to photograph it after I screeched "NEWT NEWT NEWT" several times... #vt #vermont #summer #hiking #redeft #newt #amphibian #wildlife #nature #forest #naturephotography #pond #easternnewt #juvenile #notophthalmusviridescens #macro #macrophotography #outdoors #hiking #woods

I cannot resist the charm of the red eft or eastern newt...an orange red color is quite striking as they pass through the juvenile stage of their life..they transition from water to land effortlessly. They are everywhere, under rocks, walking through the grass..you can't miss their strikingly handsome color. P.s. look at their tiny little feet😃 I'm smitten.. they are as light as a feather and quite friendly. I always carefully return them to their environment.
#vermontwildlife #vermont#redeft #easternnewt #cute #countryliving#tinycritters#allcreaturesgreatandsmall #forestdwellers

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Not technically a bug, but still dedicated to @alessiaglaviano #redeft #redspottednewt #nature #beauty #appalachiantrail #berkshires ❤️ thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Not technically a bug, but still dedicated to @alessiaglaviano #redeft #redspottednewt #nature #beauty #appalachiantrail #berkshires

Why'd the #redeft cross the road? Not sure. But this little girl/guy sure was hard to miss. #easternnewt #notophthalmusviridescens

#RedEft selfie with @graysonlab at the third annual #SPARCnet meeting

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