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Georges River Land Trust

Maine Big Night

Tue Mar282023

Every spring, conditions come together to form one of the most eruptive wildlife migrations in the world – right in our backyards. The warm, rainy nights of spring bring frogs and salamanders out in droves, creating what is referred to as “big nights.” However, many of these migrants face trouble as they meet one of the newest habitats on the landscape – roads. Amphibian natural history, results from previous years, and compelling stories will also be included.

From 7 pm

Join our partner Herring Gut Coastal Learning Center for a talk by Greg LeClair about Maine Big Night, a community science project that anyone can participate in to collect data and help migrating amphibians in roadways.

Register for this March 28th, 7 pm, Zoom presentation here.

Every spring, conditions come together to form one of the most eruptive wildlife migrations in the world – right in our backyards. The warm, rainy nights of spring bring frogs and salamanders out in droves, creating what is referred to as “big nights.” However, many of these migrants face trouble as they meet one of the newest habitats on the landscape – roads. Amphibian natural history, results from previous years, and compelling stories will also be included.

Greg LeClair is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Maine where he studies ecology and environmental science. He started the Maine Big Night: Amphibian Migration Monitoring project in 2018.