A Big Night Coming

Anna Berry, Dave Anderson | April 7, 2022
A spotted salamander in leaves.

A spotted salamander. (Photo: Scott Hayes)

It's time for nature's annual spring party...  BIG NIGHT is TONIGHT!
Stay off the roads. Listen from front porch. Wood frogs and peepers will be calling and the spotted salamanders will be pouring from the woods into the wetlands to breed in vernal pools. Exciting!
(You would be too if you only bred once a year.)

Watch this video Dave Anderson made during the 2020 Big Night for a peek into a vernal pool during breeding season:

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Here are more resources from Big Nights of the past.