On a visit to Mount Pisgah Arboretum today, you might encounter second-graders discovering their first rough-skinned
newt with one of our volunteer nature guides, college students restoring habitat in our creek, a local expert leading a group walk to find lichens and mosses, birdwatchers exploring our oak savannahs, volunteers working together to resurface a trail, and visitors pausing to rest and reflect on a memorial bench.
We found that occupancy of 3 amphibian species (California Red-legged Frog, Ram draytonii; Sierran Treefrog, Hyliola sierra; and Rough-skinned
Newt, Taricha granulosa) among 21 coastal-dune drainages was high, with most coastal-dune drainages occupied by all 3 species.
Beneath the bumpy rind of this rough-skinned
citrus fruit lies a natural generosity.
In the beginning there were rough-skinned
newts and snakes who wanted to eat them.
For starters, the D-tag's suction cup attachment--intended to adhere easily (and non-invasively) to smooth-sided whales--would not stick to rough-skinned
It's the same poison found in a number of other creatures, including puffer fish, several types of frogs, North America's rough-skinned
newt, the blue-ringed octopus, and some other flatworms.
These include other flatworms, frogs, North America's rough-skinned
newt, and the blue-ringed octopus.
Suddenly, quite unannounced, he's there at my elbow - surprisingly tall, hair fashionably tousled, in sweater and jeans, with a strong, rough-skinned
Hoary bats, bugling elks, rough-skinned
newts, lungless salamanders, and even predaceous centipedes get equal billing with the famed spotted owl--in pictures by such eminent nature photographers as Frank Balthis, Michael Sewell, and Larry Ulrich.
You can buy sweet potatoes in two versions: the light-skinned tuber with yellow pulp: and the moister, rough-skinned
one that's bright orange when cooked--most people call this a "yam." But, in fact, both are sweet potatoes: the true yam, a starchy white root grown in west Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, is seldom found in North American markets.
Although reports of salamanders in tidal habitats in the Pacific Northwest are rare, Ferguson (1956) found Taricha granulosa (Rough-skinned
Newts) in the tidal area of a stream in southern Oregon, and we also found a large breeding group (over 60 individuals) of this species in the same tidal area as the Dicamptodon we observed (Hopkins and Hopkins, pers.
At right, Shane Kreger, 6, joins a group of children getting a close look at an aquarium of rough-skinned
newts at the Stormwater Education booth.