The warm start to November has made for some surprising nature sightings. I’ve seen and heard many insects that are usually silent by this time of year. A recent walk in the woods behind my house yielded several eft sightings underfoot. Efts are the terrestrial stage of a newt, a common aquatic salamander. By November, eft sightings are usually a thing of the past – or the future, depending on how you look at it.