The great migration

Laura Pinover graduated from UVM in Spring 2020, with a degree in Environmental Studies from the Rubenstein School. She created a poster about Big Night — one of the most dangerous journey’s some of our amphibians take.

Laura writes, “One can see three species crossing a road at night in the drawing/collage. The picture depicts “Big Night”, a time in the spring when the amphibians migrate. The temperature reaches above 40 degrees, just enough for the world to begin to thaw. Rainy nights are a perfect time for amphibians to begin their journey from freshwater pools to their preferred land habitats. The species depicted in this piece are: the Blue Spotted Salamander, the Yellow Spotted Salamander, and the Northern Leopard Frog.”