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Amphibians on the move
4 years ago

Winter rains mean different things to different members of our community. Maybe for you it means a chance to turn off your irrigation or to curl up with a good book by the fire. For our amphibian friends, this is when thoughts turn towards the future...of the species! Local amphibians, such as the Pacific chorus frog, the California red-legged frog and the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, are prompted by winter rains to migrate towards ponds to breed. Wet conditions allow them to make the trip without drying out. Salamanders will generally only move several hundred feet on their journeys, but a California red-legged frog can travel a few miles – so watch were you step and on the roads too. If you spot a frog or salamander on the move, please wish it good luck, but otherwise let it be! 


More about Elkhorn Slough's amphibians.


Look out !!!
4 years ago

Oh no ! Teresa, are you saying we should swerve to avoid like a deer ? Because that causes a lot of accidents. But of course most people slow down when they see a squirrel or such. Just funning with ya. xo

4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

4 years ago

Noted... HA!

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