SAVE THE SALAMANDERS!

Crossing Site:_______________________________________

o What's Going On? Tonight is a special night for the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculata). It is the one night a year that they migrate from their customary woodland habitat to the vernal pools (ponds that dry up during the summer) to lay their eggs.
o What Are These People Doing? Volunteers are helping to preserve these salamanders by helping them to cross roads. Since the salamanders are nocturnal, they only move at night, and since they are amphibious, only in the rain.
o How Can I Help? You can help most by trying to avoid running over salamanders, and any other creatures, in the road. You can also help by raising awareness of this phenomena in your hometown. If you are interested in volunteering next year, or in getting more information, please contact us at (katief@sover.net)
o How Do I Recognize a Salamander? In the drawing below, the mark on the right side of the dividing line is a salamander, they look like sticks in the road with one end pointed up. The mark on the left side is a frog, which looks like a small, triangular rock.


o What If I See a Salamander? If you see what appears to be a salamander in the road, first, don't run it over. If you are not in a hurry and are in a safe place, the best thing to do would be to move it out of the road in the direction it is going. If you think that you have found a crossing spot that is not being monitored, please make not of its location here:__________________________________________

_________________________________________ and send it to us as katief@sover.net

Thank You!!!