The arrival of rain means newts, like the red-bellied newts and rough-skinned newts in this video, are active in many of your parks. If you see a newt on the trail, don’t pick it up. Newts have a powerful neurotoxin in their skin, but can also absorb chemicals from YOUR hands such as bug spray, sunblock and lotion – not good for them. Please give them space and watch your step out on the trail.