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.
Spiders very rarely bite humans, but that isn't because their fangs are too small; most could bite if they tried.
Western Redback Salamanders are found up to 1,250 feet in elevation, higher than any other species in this family.
"Daddy-longlegs" means harvestman (not a spider), crane fly (an insect) or pholcid spider, depending on who's talking! So it's really meaningless.
Orb (spiral) spider webs are neither the most common type nor the "normal" or standard type of web.
The color differences in Van Dyke's Salamanders might be associated with different levels of elevation and temperature.