California Tiger Salamander: Life Beneath the Mud

Nearly two feet below the ground, slithery creatures covered in yellowish-brown blotches rest for a majority of the year. The California tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) frequently burrows Read More…

Survival of the Salamanders

Secretive salamanders often live out of sight, creeping out of their burrows at night or when things are wet – times when people are not likely to Read More…

The best offense is a toxic defense!

The Sierra Newt, Taricha torosa sierrae, is a subspecies of the California newt endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from northern Shasta county Read More…