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Salamanders spring into action at Metro Parks during March

Published: March 3, 2014 1:42 AM

A precise combination of temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and darkness will soon awaken local amphibians from their winter slumber.

“During the first warm rains in March, salamanders will migrate to nearby vernal pools to mate and lay eggs,” explained Naturalist Pat Rydquist.

Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions are invited to learn more about these slithering salamanders during the following FREE Kinderealm programs. A craft and short hike are included. Registration, required for each program, begins March 5 by calling 330-865-8065.

Wednesday, March 12, 1 p.m.
Firestone Metro Park / Coventry Oaks Pavilion, 40 Axline Ave., Akron

Monday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.
Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pavilion, 2077 Newton St., Akron

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Friday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Saturday, March 22, 10:30 a.m.
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron

Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers.

Call 330-865-8065 for more information.

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