Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors Salamander Migration Hike

The weather this Friday (February 24) does not look promising for salamander migration so we are rescheduling for next Friday (March 2). We will confirm with those who register and leave contact information. We look forward to seeing you next Friday!

The Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors organization is sponsoring a Salamander Migration Hike this spring. In deference to the predictable unpredictability of nature’s timing and in order to make sure we have the best chance to actually see them migrating to their breeding ponds we may hike Friday March 2, OR March 9. The actual hike date will be determined on the Wednesday before the hike date. Hike night we will meet at 7 p.m. at the Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center, 4020 North Clarksville Road, Waynesville, Ohio. US Army Corps of Engineers biologist and Park Manager Jim O’Boyle, will lead the hike. There is no cost for this event and no experience is necessary. Together we will search for salamanders as they awaken from hibernation and move toward their breeding ponds. This is an adventure for the entire family. Please dress for the weather - boots and a flashlight are essential. Remember, salamanders prefer to move in the rain, so be prepared for muddy fun! Pre-registration is required. To register go to or call Lori Williams, (937) 725-3811.
(Photo - one of last year's participants examines a few of the spotted salamanders we temporarily carefully placed in buckets so everyone could have a closer look. It was a perfect night last year - we saw dozens!)