A mother and glass artist, trying to balance life...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Red Eft

We had a visitor to our backyard today. A Red Eft. It is the juvenile stage of the Red Spotted Newt. Apparently they're very common. I've never seen one, though, and Nathan (our 4 year old) was enthralled. How can I work with so many cool things to share with my son? I guess some of the tadpoles we saw earlier this year were newt tadpoles.


  1. What fun to find this in the garden!

    Don't get these in UK!

  2. He was really interesting. Sorry I missed your comment earlier! Off to check out your blog!