Every year, millions of small animals, including reptiles and amphibians, are killed on roads. Underpasses that funnel these animals safely under the road, such as those in Monkton, Vermont, can reduce that mortality.
The first video shows one hour of usage, from one night in the spring. This amphibian migration can go on most of the night, on most warm(ish) wet nights in the spring, and again in the fall. That’s a lot of nights, and a lot of small animals. During the spring 2016 season we had over 2200 amphibians cross through the two underpasses.
Where else are these needed? Watch the second video, notice the roads near you, and get in touch.
One Hour in Spring
Where else should we prioritize?
As Birdfoot’s Grampa says, in the poem of that name by Joseph Bruchac, “They have places to go, too.”