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Amphibian Road Crossing Program – Ecology & Training Night (ZOOM)

March 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, March 28 | 6:30 – 8 PM
FULL! The recording of tonight’s program will be available on our website tomorrow!

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. This community science project accommodates volunteers of all ages and backgrounds — the only requirement is an eagerness to enjoy and protect our local amphibians!

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 five years, NBNC volunteers conducted over 1,000 surveys and documented 20,000 salamanders at over 200 crossing sites across Vermont. 

Did you know that Spotted Salamanders live underground in mouse tunnels? Did you know that Four-toed Salamanders guard their eggs? Did you know that Red Efts spend years traveling across the forest floor in search of the perfect breeding habitat? Tonight will also feature a dive into the amazing ecology and life history of these semi-aquatic critters.



March 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602