This month’s photo comes to us from Juniper Kozlowski of a beautiful Red-eft! Red-efts, the juvenile form of the Eastern Newt, can live on land for several years or more before losing their bright coloration and moving back to the water as adults. In the northeast, Eastern Newts are the only amphibian with three distinct life stages after they hatch: aquatic larvae, terrestrial juvenile, and semi-aquatic adult,¬†although¬†some individuals will skip the terrestrial eft stage.
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