Watch out for the amphibian march!

Sourland Amphibians are migrating! During the first warm rain-warm in a relative way, above 40 degrees or so,spotted salamanders emerge from deep dark places in the soil and begin an epic journey. They are returning to their natal pools – the place where they were born – to mate and lay eggs. They’re guided by a small organ in the brain that reads the earth’s magnetic field and directs them. Please help protect them by staying off the road on warm (above 40 degrees) rainy nights in early March. Learn more by visiting

Submitted by the Sourland Conservancy. Photo of spotted salamander in the Sourlands courtesy of Sean Graesser.

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