Baby Smooth Newts- 03.06.11
Justine has more fascinating and adorable creatures to share with us! She and i grew up surrounded and obsessed with critters big and small ~ while i found inspiration from them but went down a design path, she pursued an animal behavior/zoology phd. So, naturally, the more involved she’s been getting with NOTCOT, we can’t help but share all our passions and inspiration here! Also, just started her up on Twitter ~ follow her @NotCritters.
They may not have fur or feathers, but these little newt larvae still manage to be incredibly cute (between the big fluffy gills and four tiny little fingers and five little tiny toes, I’m smitten). These babies are Smooth or Common newts (Lissotriton vulgaris) that we raised from tiny eggs a few summers ago. See our family album, from egg to eft on the next page!
To find out more about Britain’s native amhibiains and how you can help them, see The Herpetological Conservation Trust and Froglife. While smooth newts are a common species, you can meet some of their endangered relatives at Edge of Existence.
someday these efts might grow up to look like their dad.
as the efts were developing fast, it was soon time for some of them to go back to the pond.
…where we hope they are doing well!