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“Big Night”

April 26, 2015

http://news.yahoo.com/spring-complicates-already-perilous-amphibian-migration-152015737.html

 

The critters start moving on rainy nights when temperatures are in the 40s and 50s, and officials are urging residents to do what they can to help the amphibians survive their trek.

“If you can get that gallon of milk on the way home from work and avoid driving when rain is predicted after dark, that’s the best thing — to stay off the road if you can,” Orff said. “If you must drive when it’s raining at night, slow down. Slow way down, and think ‘frog.'”

In southwestern New Hampshire, last Monday was what those in the know call “Big Night,” — the season’s first significant migration. Nearly 100 volunteers took to the streets, shuttling nearly 3,000 amphibians across the road. Wearing reflective vests and holding flashlights, they scooped up spring peepers, wood frogs and salamanders and carried them either in their hands or buckets, then documented each find.

 

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Watch your driving. Thank you.

 

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Peace and Love

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