Tuesday, April 28, 2015

yes, we have da newts

Thank you to those who attended my nature walk last Saturday at 3 o'clock, part of Outdoor KnoxFest at Ijams. It was great fun. We searched for tadpoles, newts and owls, finding 2/3's of them.

I promised the kids beforehand that we'd find a newt, since they had never seen one. A real amphibious newt, not a political Newt. Yes, long before a Newt (real name: Newton Leroy) patrolled the halls of congress, spotted newts patrolled the ponds of Ijams.

We found several.  

But shucks, no snakes. Must be too early in the season.

Red-spotted newt

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