Crow’s Nest: Tonight’s the night (maybe)!

February 24, 2016

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager


There’s a fair chance that the rain tonight, with the temperature rising, could mean this is the first night of amphibian migrations. The yellow-spotted salamanders and wood frogs are about to move from winter shelter underground in upland woods to the vernal pools where they breed. This mass migration is a spectacle to behold!

If you have to be out on back roads this evening near woods and wetlands, be very slow and cautious. Not only are the critters often forced to cross roads during the migration, there are also volunteers out to try to keep them safe on their road crossings.