|Centipede strolling in this morning's rain.|
I slowed down on the drive home tonight after a somewhat drizzly day, but didn't see any newts crossing the road at the usual spot. Maybe they will start moving this weekend, I thought.
I drove onto the Dipper Ranch and as I walked back to close the second gate, I saw something dark on the ground. It was a small female coast range newt. I've never seen one close to the house before - there's no pond or creek nearby so I was surprised and glad that I didn't run her over on the dark dirt road. I helicoptered her to the other side of the drive and set her on her way wherever that is.
|Female coast range newt|
Chilopoda, The Earth Life Web, Gordon Ramel.