The salamanders are coming, and Tinicum Conservancy is ready for them. They’ll host a presentation by herpetologist Kyle Loucks at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 detailing the lives of local amphibians.
All across the northeastern United States, amphibians such as spotted salamanders, wood frogs and spring peepers migrate every year from their winter burrows to their ancestral pools to breed.
Starting in mid-March, these animals migrate quite a distance to satisfy their urges. Unfortunately, the trek across busy roads can be treacherous, leading to dire consequences for these vulnerable critters.