Back to All Events

Frog Migration "Big Night" Event - April (night TBD by frogs)

  • Rines Forest Trailhead Across from 130 Range Road Cumberland Center, ME, 04021 United States (map)

Join us on a night in April for this exciting annual event to help frogs and salamanders get safely across Range Road from the Rines Forest as they awaken from winter and migrate to CCLT's Frog Pond and Salamander Swamp to mate and lay eggs.

One of the first true signs of spring is the sound of frogs. The sights and sounds of these vibrant wetlands are one of the greatest spectacles in Maine's natural world. We have a vital breeding habit in Cumberland at the CCLT Frog Pond and Salamander Swamp, but we need participants to help the frogs and salamanders safely travel from the Rines Forest across Range Road!

Date: To be determined by the frogs! Since we must wait for nature to tell us when this is going to happen, please RSVP with your interest and we will provide updates as the conditions get closer and on the night the migration begins! The frog activity should occur on a rainy evening in April when temperatures are around 45-50 degrees and the ice has melted on the pond.

What to Bring: Children are encouraged! Pets are not. Boots and headlamps/flashlights/reflective gear are recommended.

Directions & Parking: To avoid driving over the frogs and salamanders crossing the road to the Pond, please park either on Idlewood Drive (GPS: 29 Idlewood Dr, Cumberland) or at the Rines Forest Trailhead (Across from 130 Range Rd. Cumberland), depending on from which direction you arrive. The Cumberland Police Department will put up cones in the area of the migration, so park before reaching the cones.

Follow the CCLT Facebook page for additional updates and information or Email Us with specific questions. Check out the CCLT Instagram page for photos after the event and tag your own photos from the Big Night to #ccltfrogpond.  

Earlier Event: February 28
Get Out! Nature Walk - February
Later Event: April 25
Get Out! Nature Walk - April