The Wrack

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Posts tagged salamander

  • Big Night

    | April 16, 2021 | Filed under: Program Reports

    A new story walk is installed on the Saw-whet Owl Trail for the spring season!

  • Salamander Stewards

    | April 16, 2013

    Last week, five local families participated in the Preschool Story Hour featuring Sarah Marwil Lamstein's Big Night for Salamanders. The "Big Night" is the first warm and rainy night in the spring when salamanders and frogs migrate to the vernal pool where they were born, to breed and lay their eggs.

    Helping salamanders

    Lamstein's story follows a young boy and his family as they set out on the Big Night to help spotted salamanders cross a nearby road. They stop cars, encourage drivers to slow down, and carefully pick up salamanders and place them close to the vernal pool where they are headed. The story provides a wonderful stewardship message, and encourages all of us to be mindful of wildlife crossing our roadways.