Amphibians News

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following three successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will now work with the Harris Center to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic, as well.

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2022

We’ve made a few updates to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

An Opportunity to Speak Up for Salamanders

Keene is considering a proposal to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic on “Big Nights.” You can help make it happen.

Field Report from the 2021 Vernal Pool Project

In 2021, our community scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

Coverboard Cam: Solving a Salamander Study Site Mystery

In the fall of 2021, our red-backed salamander study plots were found in disarray. What happened to them?

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2021

We’re making some changes to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

Field Report from the 2020 Vernal Pool Project

In 2020, our socially-distant citizen scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in four Monadnock Region towns.

Harris Center Reads: Herps

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In June, we share our recommendations for books about amphibians and reptiles.

Nature’s Calling You: Things to Do

The Harris Center is here to help you stay connected to the outdoors. Here are some ways you can find solace, comfort, and inspiration in the natural world.

Salamander Season in the Age of COVID-19

Our Salamander Crossing Brigade program will be running a little differently in 2020. Here’s what you need to know.

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following two successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will be working with the Harris Center on limited closures of the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site, as well.

Spotting Spot Patterns

The spots on spotted salamanders are like fingerprints on humans: unique to individuals. Here’s how to contribute to our database of salamander spot patterns.