From 7pm until 8pm
Vernal Pools are temporary surface waters that are inundated in winter and typically dry up in summer. They provide essential breeding habitat for certain salamanders and frogs, as well as fairy shrimp. Vernal pools are incredibly important on the landscape as they provide temporary habitat for migratory wildlife such as birds and turtles, as well as mid food chain support for larger wildlife species. Rick Van de Poll will introduce the basics of vernal pool ecology, including, identification and classification, evaluation and conservation of these amazing habitats.
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84858133439
For those interested, there is an associated field exploration at the Green Mountain Conservation Group's Headquarters in Effingham on Saturday, May 6 from 9-11:30am. To register, email Tara Schroeder.
Co-Sponsored with Green Mtn Conservation Group.