LOVE NATURE? Most people who discover this region feel the same. From rolling hills to ice-bound rivers and creeks, to the bountiful wildlife, they have good reason. Here are some events that will take you away from that crackling fire and into the frosty sunshine and powdery snow.
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Last year, on a single evening, more than 534 spotted salamanders were assisted at road crossings and 95 were found dead. That’s a mortality rate of more than 16 percent. Columbia Land Conservancy’s Conservation/Education Manager, Heidi Bock, wants to change that. At a training session held at their Chatham headquarters, Bock will discuss the breeding habits of local amphibians. “They mate in the same woodland pools for generations,” she explains. “If a road comes in between, they will chance it to get to the right pool.” Thankfully, most crossings occur at known locations and on the same spring night. Based on temperature and rainfall, amphibians will be on the move at the end of March. The CLC sends out an e-mail alert for the exact “Big Night” date. In preparation, learn how you can help save these species.
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