02/28/2013 02:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Frogs, Salamanders Gearing Up to Start Their Dangerous Spring Migration Across Busy Roads

In the coming weeks, certain species of frogs, toads, and salamanders will emerge by the thousands to migrate to their spring breeding pools. The trip can be extremely dangerous for those amphibians where roads have bisected their ancient migration paths, but biologists and volunteers with the Amphibian Crossing Project, a program coordinated by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, are working to protect these animals in very appreciable ways.

Last year I joined the team in their efforts and got a first-hand glimpse of this rarely seen migration. See what it's like in this extended edition of Nature in a New York Minute.

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