Salamander Migration Update #6
The exceptionally mild weather continues and we anticipate closing Beekman Road tonight and likely tomorrow night as well. The forecast for tonight has showers and possibly a steadier rain moving into our area after dark and continuing until the early morning hours. Tomorrow showers may be more prominent with temperatures soaring into the 70's and a cold front that will likely trigger rain in the late afternoon.
A few VERY important safety notes are in order (for us and the salamanders and frogs): NEVER, and we cannot stress this enough, NEVER, walk Beekman Road when it is not closed. It is NOT safe! Park carefully and always have your children hold your hand when crossing Church Lane. Cars come fast, it will be dark and possibly rainy, and we don't want anyone hurt. When parking, choose a safe location and be exceptionally careful when pulling out onto Church Lane. For the salamanders, be sure that EVERYONE has a strong, bright flashlight so that the salamanders and frogs are not accidentally stepped on. Check your flashlight before leaving the house and honestly, don't come out without EVERYONE having one in their hand. Cell phone flashlights are just not strong enough to illuminate the road at night. Also, please don not handle the frogs and salamanders. Simply watch them cross and enjoy their movements. Amphibians breathe through their skin and touching them can be harmful to them. Be safe and enjoy the migration!
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