Space is limited; please contact Phoenix Books Essex at 872-7111 to reserve a spot. This demonstration involves delicate critters, so is best for ages 5 and older.
Newt Night will be hosted by the North Branch Nature Center of Montpelier, as part of Citizen Science, a partnership between scientists and the broader community. Citizen Science allows the every-day person to participate in exciting research projects, and to experience the natural world in a new way. It allows the scientist to enlist a small or, in some cases, a large army of volunteers to help collect data that wouldn't be possible without the help of the community.
In 2011, an Amphibian Monitoring Program volunteer found a Jefferson Salamander hybrid in Essex. It was the first of that species ever found in the town! Neato mosquito!
We also invite you to come peruse The Gallery at Phoenix Books Essex's "Peepers & Creepers" exhibit, which will be opening on Newt Night! We have a wealth of natural beauty here in Vermont, and this spring we're going to get up close and personal with the reptiles and amphibians that emerge each spring here in the Green Mountain State. This exhibit will be on our walls from the beginning of March through mid-April.