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A free hands-on nature program at
Boyden Wildlife Refuge & Nature Park, Taunton, MA
Saturday, October 8th, 11:30am - 1pm, rain or shine
Land-living salamanders are one of the most abundant vertebrate animals in New England forests, and several studies suggest they are a crucial cog in a forest ecosystem. However, most hikers, campers, and other nature enthusiasts will never see one! That’s because these secretive amphibians spend most of the day conserving their energy and moisture in underground retreats, emerging onto the forest floor at night to fill their bellies with insects and other invertebrates. Join salamander biologist Dr. Caitlin Fisher-Reid, Associate Professor of Biology at Bridgewater State University, as she helps you locate these hidden gems of forest biodiversity and learn more about their biology, behavior, and role in keeping our forests healthy.