Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why did the salamander cross the Road? Please report amphibian migration activity!


Why did the salamander cross the road? To get to the woodland pool!
Conditions may be right for amphibian migrations tomorrow night... The forecast calls for rain during the day and continuing into the night, so while it may be a little chilly, there's a chance that some salamanders and frogs will continue spring migrations from forests to woodland pools. Many will need to cross roads on their way to breeding pools, and we'd like to know where this is happening.

If you see any migration activity or road crossings, either tomorrow or on the next rainy evening, and wish to share your observations, please fill out our simple data form. Directions are included:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/remediation_hudson_pdf/hrebamrcdf.pdf

More information about Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/51925.html

Many thanks for your help!
Laura T. Heady
Biodiversity Outreach Coordinator
Hudson River Estuary Program
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation / Cornell University

21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620
ltheady@gw.dec.state.ny.us
845.256.3061 phone / 845.255.3649 fax

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