Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NOTE THE DATE CHANGE Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors Salamander Hike 2013

CRAZY WEATHER!   WE ARE GOING RAIN OR SHINE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 15!

This is one of our funnest outings! 

The Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors organization is once again sponsoring a Salamander Migration Hike. 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 February 22, March 1, OR March 8. 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 cold, muddy fun! Pre-registration is required. To register go to greenalliancecc.com or call Lori Williams, (937) 725-3811.
(Photo - a previous year's participant 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!)

1 comments:

Parker Hoar March 11, 2013 at 7:08 AM  

I heard that flashlights with a red filter are best for the salamanders.