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Could it Be That Time Already?!

Posted on Mar 8, 2016

Our winter weather has been getting stranger by the day! This week we are going to see daytime temperatures in the mid 60’s and overnight temps in the low 40’s and 50’s with possible rain. And you know what that could mean right? Amphibians could potentially begin their migrations to their vernal breeding pools within the next few days! This time last year we were still buried in snow and were still experiencing some of the winds and weather from the “polar vortex.” Due to the extreme cold last year, it wasn’t until early April when we saw spotted salamanders, wood frogs and spring peepers moving around. So if you have ponds near your home or vernal pools in your woods, take a peek at them in the next couple nights, they could soon be full of these valuable, and might I say, handsome creatures!

Spotted Salamander (1)

Elyse Henshaw
Conservation Technician