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NIGHT CROSSING — A section of the Peter White Road is seasonally closed off at night to protect the blue-spotted salamanders who migrate to the wetlands to breed in the spring. This road closure was first introduced by an NMU student who started a research project when he noticed salamanders were being crushed by passing cars.

Saving the salamanders

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 24, 2022
A section of Peter White Drive will be closed from March 15 to April 30 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. This partial road closure protects the blue-spotted salamanders while they migrate to the wetlands where they reproduce and then as they migrate back to various areas around the U.P.

Senior anthropology major Elena Torongo gazes at the dancing northern lights at Presque Isle.
Reduced light pollution will create views such as these in the designated area at the park.
Photo courtesy of Elena Torongo

Presque Isle park offers dark sky viewing

Isabela Ney June 8, 2018

June 1st through Oct. 31 marks the trial period for dark sky viewing at the Presque Isle park. Street lights inside the park and in the surrounding areas will be kept off to allow stargazing without...

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