This tiny salamander is a newly metamorphosed newt (Taricha spp.). While adult newts are moving into the Japanese Pool to breed, encouraged by the rain, juveniles are moving out of the pond to live on land until they are old enough to breed.

This tiny salamander is a newly metamorphosed newt (Taricha spp.). While adult newts are moving into the Japanese Pool to breed, encouraged by the rain, juveniles are moving out of the pond to live on land until they are old enough to breed.

Can you see the orange pollen masking this squirrel's face? He's been enjoying the sweet nectar of Puya berteroniana, those stunning turquoise blooms.

Can you see the orange pollen masking this squirrel's face? He's been enjoying the sweet nectar of Puya berteroniana, those stunning turquoise blooms.

Newt news from the San Francisco Chronicle. Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan have captured the spirit of the newts in the Garden.

Newts perform rites of spring at UC

Newt news from the San Francisco Chronicle. Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan have captured the spirit of the newts in the Garden.

Director Paul Licht holds gelatinous newt egg clusters at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff)  MercuryNews media Center

Director Paul Licht holds gelatinous newt egg clusters at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff) MercuryNews media Center

Garden Director Paul Licht holds gelatinous newt egg clusters at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff) Mercury News

Garden Director Paul Licht holds gelatinous newt egg clusters at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff) Mercury News

Director Paul Licht explores the private life of newts in this charming video featuring mating newts at the UC Botanical Garden's Japanese Pool.

Director Paul Licht explores the private life of newts in this charming video featuring mating newts at the UC Botanical Garden's Japanese Pool.

Director Paul Licht discusses newts in this charming video featuring mating newts at the UC Botanical Garden's Japanese Pool.

Director Paul Licht discusses newts in this charming video featuring mating newts at the UC Botanical Garden's Japanese Pool.

Red-shouldered Hawk perching in a spent agave stalk in the New World Desert at the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley.  by Paul Licht

Red-shouldered Hawk perching in a spent agave stalk in the New World Desert at the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley. by Paul Licht

This gray fox is a frequent visitor at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley.    Gray fox by Melanie Hofmann

This gray fox is a frequent visitor at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Gray fox by Melanie Hofmann

Newts at the UC Botanical Garden  Docent Explainers: Newts at the Japanese Pool  Sunday, February 10: 2 - 3:30 p.m.  Sunday, February 17: 2 - 3:30 p.m.  Monday, February 18: 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Newts at the UC Botanical Garden Docent Explainers: Newts at the Japanese Pool Sunday, February 10: 2 - 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 17: 2 - 3:30 p.m. Monday, February 18: 2 - 3:30 p.m.

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