To identify spiders, you can't just look at 10-12 pictures! There are 50,000 species to choose from, separated by picky microscopic details.
Western Toads dig shallow burrows in loose ground or shelter under rocks or logs.
The oft-repeated "spiders don't stick to their own webs thanks to oil on the feet" is wrong — the story is much more complicated.
Tailed Frog males do not vocalize, possibly because the females cannot hear calls over fast-moving water in streams.
Books say spiders don't eat solids but "suck the juices" of their prey. False! All spiders digest solids externally with vomited enzymes.
Rough-Skinned Newts will display a bright colored underside when threatened.
Despite "common knowledge," the nearest spider could be hundreds of meters away—or right under your feet. It depends!
In late summer when people notice garden orbweavers and giant house spiders, most native spiders are juvenile.
Olympic Torrent Salamanders can be found in spray zones of waterfalls and will come onto land on really wet nights.
It's easy to tell males from females, so please don't call all spiders "he" or "him."
Cascade Torrent Salamanders are found from the Columbia River Gorge to just north of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state.