Every Winter, Beekman Drive In New Jersey Shuts Down For Salamander Migration
Do you know that we have salamanders in New Jersey? I do, but it doesn’t quite seem real to me. I’ve never seen one. Then again, there are a lot of things we have in New Jersey that I haven’t seen…beavers, for example. The Garden State is home to a wide range of wildlife from black bears to bald eagles, which have been spotted in 16 of our 21 counties. We also have over 300 species of marine fish along our coast, and 36 species of frogs, toads, and salamanders. We have so many salamanders that their migration has even led to road closures. These colorful creatures deserve to be protected.
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Do you think this is a good idea? Bad idea? What steps would you take to protect local wildlife, if any? Let us know in the comments!
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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