Spring Salamander Migration

Ohio is fortunate in having many species of amphibians. Although generally inconspicuous most of the year, during the breeding season, especially following a warm, early spring rain, you may notice salamanders that appear in great numbers seemingly out of nowhere. They migrate in large numbers toward forested areas with temporary water bodies called vernal pools, but many do not make it when trying to cross busy roads. Fortunately, nature has endowed these little animals with the ability to reproduce in great numbers.

When the first warm spring night with rain rolls around, be on the lookout for some of these cool creatures: https://vimeo.com/20603133

Don’t forget to bring this Amphibians of Ohio Field Guide with you!: http://ow.ly/Nvki309Wh9m

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