With the winter rains starting this past weekend, I thought I’d share this video I made a few months ago. I’d like to dedicate it to Dr. David B. Wake, aka Commander Salamander, who passed on April 29, 2021. As an amphibian lover and advocate, he was one of the first to notice and bring attention to worldwide amphibian declines. He helped shape my love of salamanders and influenced the conservation work I strive to do. I filmed these newts on South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park, a road that, thanks to Dave and other newt enthusiasts, is closed seasonally so that newts can safely migrate to their breeding pools. Thanks for everything, Dave!