Big Night Training

DATE: 03/21/2018

TIME: 3/21/18 6:00 pm - 3/21/18 7:30 pm

LOCATION: Maine Lake Science Center

Big Night Crossing Guard Training

Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00-7:30 PM

Despite the new snow, we think Big Night might happen early this year! Warmer temperatures will lead to an early thaw. Hopefully all this snow means we will have nice, full vernal pools this spring.
What is Big Night?  During the first warm rains of spring, amphibians migrate from their winter homes to vernal pools to breed.  This sounds like it should be pretty straight forward right?  Sometimes it isn’t as easy as it should be.  Many of these animals may travel hundreds of feet to get to and from their breeding grounds and sometimes there are roads that need to be crossed in order to get to these pools.  How often have you been driving on a rainy night and seemingly out of nowhere there are a bunch of frogs hopping around in the road?  This happens frequently in the spring and part of our goal with the Big Night Training and Road Crossing is to help these creatures get across safely.  Amphibians are the fastest declining group of species on earth due to their sensitivity to changing climate and because they need two different habitats to survive, forest and wetland.
So please join us at the Big Night Training or join our Yahoo Group to get updates about when Big Night will happen this year. Please register now so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  The presentation is great for kids and adults. This event is free for LEA members and $5 for non-members (max $15 per family).  To register click here.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Jewett:
For more information about Big Night and LEA:
Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine, 04009