Sunday, February 19th 2012
Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.
Amphibians Crossing! Talk & Training in Sussex County
Time & Place
Sunday, Feb 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Byram Township Municipal Building (10 Mansfield Drive)
When the first early spring rains come, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads will emerge from their winter slumber. They'll make short, stealthy migrations through the forest to breed and lay their eggs in vernal pools.
In many places across NJ, roads now stand in their way. A single vehicle can crush dozens of the slow-moving animals as they try to cross the road during migration.
At least one major amphibian crossing occurs in Byram Township (southern Sussex Co), and we aim to protect it. On rainy evenings from late February through March, our team of volunteers will be serving as “Crossing Guards” - slowing traffic, moving amphibians across the road, and collecting data about the migration.
Interested in this project? All are welcome to attend our talk, which will be followed by a training session for volunteers. Interested volunteers must RSVP.