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Red-Spotted Newt data, Virginia, 2010-2011
In March, 2010 and April, 2011, naturalist and her family returned to vernal pool site in George Washington National Forest, near Wolf Gap, at Judge Rye Road, to view Red-Spotted Newts there. At both visits, numerous Red-Spotted Newts were found. The scientific name is: Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens. Many egg masses were noted in the first visit and the vernal pool was larger by approximately three feet. During the second visit, egg masses were observed, as well as small polliwog-like creatures swimming about.