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Salamander Migration Update #11

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 30, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Beekman Road will be closed today, Sunday, March 30, for amphibian migration.

The road will be closed from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

Although there were many spring peepers, no salamanders were found crossing the road yesterday. It is possible that the whole population if spotted salamanders made it to the veranl pool. However,  we decided to clost the road tonight beacuse the ground is wet, the rain continues, and the tempratures are high enough for amphibian activity, and there may be some individuals still waiting to cross. 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT SAFETY AND FLASHLIGHTS

NEVER (AND WE MEAN NEVER) WALK BEEKMAN ROAD AT NIGHT IF THE ROAD IS NOT CLOSED!!!

Be carful when you park - there is a big ditch next to the parking area at the back to Tamarack - car have been stuck there a few times recently. 

If the road is closed and you come out at night, please be aware that Church Lane is very dark and cars move at fast speeds. Use extreme caution when parking or crossing the road and especially be watchful of your children. NEVER WALK BEEKMAN ROAD AT NIGHT IF THE ROAD IS NOT CLOSED - IT IS NOT SAFE!!!

If you come to the road, EVERYONE (Children included) MUST have their OWN flashlight. It will help see things in the dark, make the night much more fun and prevent accidentally stepping on a salamander or spring peeper.

Categories: Salamander migration

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2 Comments

Reply Steve Byland
5:23 PM on March 30, 2014 
There were 4 Spotted Salamanders that I saw crossing the road last night - one was actually going the other way, however
Reply Glen
6:21 PM on March 30, 2014 
We saw 4 spotted salamanders between 9-9:30 last night.