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Newt Migration

Newt Migration

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.)

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Web Extra: California Newts of Briones Regional Park

Web Extra: California Newts of Briones Regional Park

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.

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Exploring Briones Regional Park

Exploring Briones Regional Park

Just a 10-minute drive from Berkeley, Briones Regional Park is home to plentiful East Bay wildlife, including birds, snakes and newts. The park's ridge tops offer stunning views of Mount Diablo and the San Francisco Bay.

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