Big Night: The Frog and Salamander Migration Celebration - 6:40pm

Sponsored by Ipswich River and Joppa Flats
April 9, 2022 (Saturday) 6:40-7:40pm


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


- children 4 & up


Adult $10.00, Child $10.00


Adult $11.00, Child $11.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to the vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be like a spectacular amphibian celebration. It's called "Big Night!" Tonight, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, and meet some larger-than-life characters who will share interesting facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year. Some stops will feature live animals to see firsthand and learn about. The trail will lead to a real vernal pool where more animals and their eggs may be seen. Don't miss this exciting educational night of family fun!
Please choose a walk time when you register:
6:00 pm, 6:10 pm, 6:20 pm, 6:30 pm, 6:40 pm, or 6:50 pm

Instructions and Directions:

Preregistration is required; we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Masks are required for indoor bathroom use; they are optional outdoors. This program occurs rain or shine. Please dress warmly, as the entirety of this program takes place outdoors.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.