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Marin Headlands: Open spaces, wildlife and a fascinating history

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 24, 2013, 1:40 p.m.
rough-skinned newt

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Seasonal salamanders

Some species of animals are most easily spotted at certain times of the year, like the rough-skinned newt. They come out during the wet winters to breed. There are actually eight different salamander species living in San Francisco Bay Area parks, but the highest diversity of them is found in coastal parks like the Marin Headlands. So keep an eye out not just for the larger furry mammals, but for even these small amphibians.