Helping Hands

It’s that time of year again – the days are getting longer, and the ground is thawing, meaning it is time for hibernating amphibians to wake up from their slumber and begin migrating to their breeding sites. On warm, rainy evenings in early spring, a mass migration of frogs, toads, and salamanders can be observed as they move to vernal pools to lay their eggs.

Many of these migration paths have dangerous obstacles, as they are intersected by roads. Fortunately for them, Heritage Conservancy’s volunteers are there to lend a helping hand and aid them across the road safely. However, they need everyone’s help! Please remember to drive slowly, especially on rainy nights, and be courteous to our volunteers and these vulnerable critters.