Spring is here! Just south of the border. Took a wildflower walk the other day on a preserve owned by our local land trust.
Caltha palustris (and Equisetum arvense)
Hepatica nobilis var. acutiloba
I also saw many other things growing but not in bloom and I found this little guy! It is the terrestrial form of our native spotted newt (I think). I'm a botanist, not a herpetologist. These red guys are called "efts" until they change into their adult aquatic stage.