Roads, Rain, and a Couple Thousand Amphibians: Call it a Big Night!

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Date(s) - 3/2/2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust for another Friends from the Field Webinar!

Every spring, conditions come together to form one of the most eruptive wildlife migrations in the world – right in our backyards. The warm, rainy nights of spring bring frogs and salamanders out in droves, creating what is referred to as “big nights”. However, many of these migrants face trouble as they meet one of the newest habitats on the landscape – roads. This talk will introduce the community science project Maine Big Night, a project that anyone can participate in to collect data and help migrating amphibians in roadways. Amphibian natural history, results from previous years, and compelling stories will also be included.

Greg LeClair is a PhD student at the University of Maine where he is developing genetic methods for monitoring rare wildlife. He is also the creator and coordinator of Maine Big Night, a community science project focused on gathering data on and protecting migrating amphibians in Maine

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