Coming Soon: Salamanders!

photo of a spotted salamander in someone's hand

A spotted salamander is carried to safety by a Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer.
(photo: Laura Heady)

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

To join the ranks − or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration − join us for a volunteer training on March 16, March 24, or April 2.


Interested volunteers need only attend one training to participate. Training times and locations are as follows:

Thursday, March 16 in Nelson (7 to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Town Hall)
Friday, March 24 in Keene (7 to 9 p.m. in Room 101 of the Putnam Science Center at Keene State College) Sunday, April 2 in Hancock (1 to 3 p.m. at the Harris Center)(postponed from April 1 due to snow)

For more information, visit or contact Brett Amy Thelen at or (603) 358-2065.