The newts are on the move again. Each fall, after the rains start, the newts of Berkeley’s Tilden Park start migrating from the woods to waters of Wildcat Creek, where they mate and lay their eggs. South Park Drive, popular with cyclists and Sunday drivers, crosses their migratory path. Each year from November 1 to April 1 the road is closed to cars, to prevent the newts from getting squished. (How did the newt cross the road? Not by being run over, that’s for sure.)
Briones Regional Park is home to a wide variety of species – including the charismatic California Newt. Learn more about them and the local habitat – a transitional zone between coastal and central California. Join us and naturalist Meg Platt of the East Bay Regional Park District on our latest Bay Area science hike.