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One of nature’s great migrations

A spotted salamander on the move. Photo by Tim Abbott

The Big Night came as anticipated this year, after a warm day with steady rain. Nighttime temperatures dropped a few degrees and the rain tapered off by sundown, but across the region the amphibians took their cue and were on the move.

My son and I went out at twilight, and right away we saw evidence of wood frogs and spring peepers crossing the roadways. 

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