Tue, Mar 21|
Amphibian Road Crossing Online Training w/ North Branch Nature Center
Join us and North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) Teacher-Naturalist Pete Kerby-Miller as they guide us through an evening program featuring local amphibian ecology, how to safely handle amphibians, and how to join us for our Salamander Night Patrol: an amphibian road crossing event.
Time & Location
Mar 21, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About The Event
Did you know that Wood Frogs freeze solid all winter long? Did you know that Eastern Red-backed Salamanders are the most common vertebrate in the whole forest? Each spring, amphibians migrate by the millions from upland forests to wetland breeding grounds, often crossing roadways at their peril.
Join UMATR and North Branch Nature Center March 21st from 7-8pm to learn more about these fascinating animals, and opportunities to aid in their conservation.
NBNC’s Amphibian Road Crossing program trains volunteers to survey migration sites to help amphibians across the road while collecting valuable data that informs local conservation and transportation planning efforts. Over the last five years, ARC volunteers conducted 900 surveys and documented 17,000 amphibians at 193 crossing sites across Vermont. This community science project accommodates volunteers of all ages and backgrounds — the only requirement is an eagerness to enjoy and protect our local amphibians!
Join North Branch Nature Center naturalist Pete Kerby-Miller to learn about the Amphibian Road Crossing program, and find out how you can help Vermont’s frogs and salamanders safely cross the road during their annual spring movements.
Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82388466159