Synopsis: On the first warm rain of early spring, salamanders march by the thousands to the vernal pools in which they breed. In New Jersey, this ancient amphibian rite has become a deadly pilgrimage, as busy roads now crisscross the salamanders’ migration routes. In this first installment of The Creature Show, witness the rain-drenched efforts of conservationists to get salamanders across the road in one piece.
A breeding pair of Kentucky Warblers. Baldpate Mountain. Mercer County, NJ. May 7, 2012. From the upcoming documentary SOURLANDS. Learn more: sourlands.com. Video credit: Tyler Christensen and Jared Flesher.