High resolution giclee print mounted on cradled birch plywood panel, 12 x 12".
New Hampshire designated the spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) as the official state amphibian in
1985 after a two-year effort by high school students. Very common in New Hampshire, the Union Leader
newspaper (April 25, 1985, p. 48) lists the spotted newt as, "the perfect symbol for ensuring ecology in New
Hampshire, as they exist predominantly in the rain and runoff sodden areas heavily affected by acid rain."