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Photo: Sigrid Scholz
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location NH Monadnock Region (southwest NH)
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials yes

Required Gear:

Reflective Vest
Flashlight or Headlamp

Salamander Crossing Brigades

Count and protect migrating amphibians
Help salamanders cross the road at night

As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across busy roads. Each spring, AVEO trains volunteers to serve as Salamander Crossing Guards at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. Volunteers count migrating amphibians and safely usher the animals across roads during one or more “Big Nights.”

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