Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Posted on 07/30/2014


Photo taken on July  2, 2013



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Mosaïcultures Internationales
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Frog Tunnel
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Sherbrooke
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Frog Tunnel – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec

Frog Tunnel – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec
The City of Sherbrooke contributed a mosaiculture display that highlighted a frog tunnel constructed highway 220 in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. This road cuts through the middle of the Brompton Lake swamp and an amphibian migration corridor. A biologist in the region initiated the project after noticing that every spring the roadway became a veritable killing ground for amphibians trying to reach the other side to reproduce.

The tunnel allows the frogs to cross under the highway safely to reproduce in the swamp on the other side. The crossing, the first of its kind in Canada, protects the amphibian population and therefore the swamp’s ecosystem. While wildlife crossings are fairly new in Quebec, they have been used since the 1960s in France, where they form the core of the "Green and BlueGrid" project that connects various biodiversity sites across the country.

For a description of the art of Mosaiculture and of the Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal competition, please turn to the first photo in this series at:

www.ipernity.com/doc/jonathan.cohen/33872015

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