Newts are one of my favorite animals!

they are friendly, and you can pick them up. But rough skinned newts are poisonous if you touch them, its supposed to protect them from predators.

but eastern newts are not poisonous, just make sure you don't have any cuts or anything on your hands when you pick them up.

eastern newt

Mustard Plant

This is Tower Mustard. I found it at my grandmother's house, i used the Seek app to find out what it was.

It's an endangered plant in the UK, but not in the USA.

It's scientific name is Arabis glabra.

What's weird is that it can NOT be used to make mustard! it's going to have small creamy colored flowers, so stay tuned.
mustard plant