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Amphibian Road Crossing Program – Ecology & Training Night

  • 22 Mar 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join North Branch Nature Center scientists to learn about our 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. 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? Tonight will also feature a dive into the amazing ecology and life history of these semi-aquatic critters.

Each spring, amphibians migrate by the millions from upland forests to wetland breeding grounds, often crossing roadways at their peril. NBNC’s ARC 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 three years, NBNC volunteers conducted 650 surveys and documented 14,000 salamanders at 70 crossing sites across Central 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!

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