I’m sorry, I try to not run over animals as much as possible
but how the fuck am I supposed to see a salamander on a rainy day, or hell, a rainy night? Especially when I’m trying to watch the road and not, you know, crash and die. Those things are small. And it can be really dangerous to stop suddenly on a wet road.
If I do manage to see a frog or salamander in the road and it is safe for me to try to stop, I will. But if it isn’t, then oh well. I’m going to try to stay alive over saving a salamander.
Yeah I’m not going to go out of my way to hurt one, but there is no way in hell I am going to see that at night, especially here where it rains ALL THE TIME.
Good luck, salamanbro….
I’m definitely not advocating swerving for salamanders - I should’ve worded this better. Salamanders don’t cross everywhere, but just at localized spots in certain parts of the country. Many towns close those roads. Here’s a very concrete way to help salamanders.Please stay safe!
Baby bird season is arriving soon. Last year I made a chart that suggests what to do if you find a baby songbird (or, um, relative) out of its nest.
In response to some requests from wildlife rehabbers (aka my heroes), I’ve put two free English printable PDFs on my site. If you find them useful and are able, support me by grabbing something in my store.
I’ve been busy, but I managed to make some more progress on the western bird mnemonics poster. Here are the “answers” to that last image. Not pictured: a partly finished burrowing owl, olive-sided flycatcher, and more!