Burlington road often closes early spring for migration of endangered salamanders

Conservation Halton Salamanders

Photo: Conservation Halton

Burlington, Ontario – Every year in early spring officials in Burlington, Ontario close a section of King Rd. for migration of endangered salamanders. The Jefferson salamanders are about 12-20 cm long (half of that is tail) and they travel to woodland ponds to breed in spring. In Ontario they live in isolated little groups of several hundred. It is a threatened species both provincially and nationally.  When the salamanders in this area move in late March King Rd. is often closed from the base of the Niagara Escarpment to Mountain Brow Rd, for about a month. Photo courtesy ConservationHalton.ca


1918-1924 King Road, Hamilton / Burlington Ontario L0R, Canada


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