Vernal Pool Workshop

Vernal Pool Workshop

Vernal Pool Workshop

It is the time of year when we hear wood frogs and spring peepers. It is also a time for fairy shrimp to emerge and salamanders to migrate. Many amphibians and invertebrates depend on small, often temporary, bodies of water called vernal pools, some not much bigger than puddles. Typically, they dry up just a few months later. These fragile and often over-looked habitats need protections. Vermont Coverts, along with the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will discuss these important habitats and how to protect them. Discover the life cycles of amphibians and invertebrates that live or breed in vernal pools and how to identify them during a free workshop to take place on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Williamstown, Mass.,  Participants will also learn about the Vernal Pool Monitoring Project and how they might get involved. Be prepared for a short hike in. Dress for the weather and bring along a headlamp or flashlight. Attendance is limited; to attend, contact Cara Gauthier at cgauthier@vlt.org or  802-262-1222. You can also register online at vlt.org/events.

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