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Why did the salamander cross the road?

February 26, 2017: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
133 Farmer's Turnpike, Gardiner, NY 12525 map

Laura Heady, Conservation and Land Use Coordinator for the DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program, will present a talk titled “Why did the Salamander cross the road?” as part of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance’s winter lecture series.

Each spring, salamanders and frogs travel long distances from their forest habitats to breed in small wetlands called “woodland pools.” Along their journey roads often cross their path, leading to mortality of these small yet ubiquitous creatures. The NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University are working together to conserve forests, small wetlands, and other critical habitats in the Hudson Valley. Join Laura Heady, Biodiversity Outreach Coordinator, for DEC’s Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings citizen science project and a presentation on woodland pool ecology.

Learn more about the DEC’s Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings effort.

The Alliance’s winter lecture series is organized by the Boat Brigades Working Group. All events are held at the Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike in Gardiner, at 6:30 p.m.

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