Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I Brake for Frogs: Spring-time Frog Migration
Spring is in the air, and amphibians are on the move. After a long, cold winter, frogs, toads, newts and salamanders prepare themselves for the annual migration to mate and lay their eggs.

Last night, my sister, her husband, and I went on a rescue mission. We creeped along the roads for over two hours, stopping and assisting the frogs, toads, and salamanders across the road. Sadly, there were many who had already been squished by traffic. I can't help but think that more publicity to increase public awareness would help their plight. I know that if I was a frog, I'd have waited until it was a little warmer! We came across 4 different species of frogs, toads, and 2 different species of salamander, including one blue-spotted, an uncommon find!

What really freaked us out and peaked our curiosity were the hundreds and hundreds of worms stretched vertically across the roads. Where did they think they were going? Do they migrate, too?

Check out the frog migration in your area, often referred to as "Big Night", get involved, or at least become aware and spread the word.


Stephanie said...

Perhaps a frog watch group? I've not seen frogs in my area except the occasional one who takes up residence in our fish pond. All frogs welcome here.

Amanda Flynn said...

Interesting post! I brake for EVERYTHING, and get teased for it. :P

So glad you're blogging again! :)

Audrey said...

We don't have a frog migration as far as I know. We do live right beside a creek and have a pond on the yard - so when we sleep with the windows open during the summer - the serenade us to sleep every night.