Save the Date for Salamanders!

As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders and frogs make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across busy roads. Each spring, AVEO — the citizen science arm of the Harris Center — trains 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.”

This year, Salamander Crossing Brigade trainings are scheduled for Thursday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Keene State College’s Putnam Science Center (Room 127), and Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harris Center No need to attend both; just one training will do!

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