SALAMANDER SAUNTER

What do you know about springtime’s amazing amphibian migration?

Spring is right around the corner, and Nature is gearing up to embrace it. As you plan your March, too, set a couple hours aside for some fun exploration of seasonal salamanders!

Join Naturalist Tami Gingrich on Saturday, March 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center. Her program will begin indoors with a short presentation on vernal pools and their importance to a variety of amphibians that depend on them to complete their life cycles. Then it’s outside for a short Salamander Saunter to nearby pools in search of frog and salamander egg masses. You’ll get the chance to assist in checking pre-set traps in an effort to sample the amphibians beneath the surface!

This is a hands-on experience, so come prepared to touch and hold giant Mole Salamanders and other amphibians we might catch. Bring your camera for some unique photo opportunities, too. Salamanders on site will also be examined up close and checked for health before being released – all of which you will witness if you attend!

The indoor portion will be fully wheelchair/stroller accessible, but the outdoor portion will be only partially accessible. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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