Spring Pond Tour – California Newts
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Following Beard's lead, we have been visiting all the ponds we can think of. Yesterday we struck gold, or sort of an ocher orange, the California Newt. We made a special trip to the Yerba Buena Native Plant Nursery. On the side of the demonstration garden is the redwood grove and the newt pond. Since we have had a heat spell the pond was densely populated with newts.
As Seth approached the pond he kept shushing me, "shush I see a newt, shush I see a water skeeter, shush I spotted a squid." Well that was an unusual shushing. Apparently banana ...