Yes, you read that right AMPHIBIAN MIGRATION!!! Early spring is a magical time when the weather is right and amphibians (sometimes in the 100’s) emerge from their wintry slumber and cross roads, parking lots, and driveways making their way to breeding pools. And we can help them!
Join Westchester Land Trust staffers, supporters and local community members in monitoring a key amphibian habitat and contribute to a region-wide Citizen Science study that helps the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) monitor amphibian crossings throughout the state. Along with searching for migrating frogs, toads, and salamanders we will learn how to identify different amphibian calls, discover what makes amphibians unique, and find the prefect frog habitat on a short nighttime frog walk. Please bring a flashlight and wear your flashiest and brightest springtime duds!
This program is sponsored by Westchester Land Trust.
This program is appropriate for all ages and their families. Caregivers can register themselves and their little ones for this event at westchesterlandtrust.org or by calling 914-234-6992 ext 15.
What: Big Night: Amphibian Migration Count
Who: This program is sponsored by Westchester Land Trust.
When: Friday, March 29, 7-8:30 PM (Rain or Shine)
Where: Westchester Land Trust’s William K. Love Preserve, West Road in Lewisboro. Please park in the Country Children’s Center upper level parking lot, located at 800 Oak Ridge Commons.
WESTCHESTER LAND TRUST IS YOUR LAND TRUST
Based in Bedford Hills, the Westchester Land Trust has worked for 30 years with public and private partners to preserve land in perpetuity and to enhance the natural resources in Westchester and eastern Putnam counties—a densely populated region under persistent threat from the pressures of development. Through the use of conservation easements and outright acquisition, WLT’s efforts benefit the long-term health of these communities by safeguarding air quality, food supply and community character, as well as critical watershed areas. Since its founding in 1988, WLT has preserved nearly 8,400 acres of open space including 775 acres of preserves owned by the organization which are free and open to the public year-round.