Resources for Big Night
Looking for the most up-to-date volunteer handbook? Want to print your own data forms or see a color version of our amphibian ID sheets? Browse our volunteer materials here!
Volunteer Handbook & Other Helpful Resources
Volunteer Handbook for 2022
Tips for Staying Safe
Important Info for Salamander Season
Nature Minute: Big Night (video)
Volunteer Training Videos
Amphibian Ecology & Conservation
How the Crossing Brigades Work
Staying Safe on Big Nights
Data Forms & ID Sheets
We encourage you to use the online form below to submit your Big Night counts. However, if the form isn’t working for you or if you’ve discovered a new crossing and need to convey more detailed location information than the form allows, you can also email your data directly to Brett Amy Thelen.
Photos are best submitted via the link below, but can also be sent as email attachments or via links to photo sharing sites (Google, Flickr, Dropbox, etc.) Unless you say otherwise, if you share photos with us, we will assume we have your permission to share them via our website, social media, and email, with photo credit to you.
Note: While we’re happy to see and share photos from amphibian crossings throughout New Hampshire — and to include amphibian counts from throughout the state in our internal records — we will only share data from sites in the greater Monadnock Region in our online field reports.
Site Coordinator Materials
Site Coordinators are the go-to people at our well-established crossings on Big Nights. They manage field gear, hand out data forms, answer questions, and make sure amphibian counts get back to us at the end of each night. In addition to the volunteer materials listed above, the following files might be useful for Site Coordinators, both present and prospective.
Field Forms & Other Useful Tidbits
To volunteer or for more information, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 525-3394 or by email.