EXPLORE THE VERNAL POOLS

Posted on: April 17, 2016

VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION
Sunday, April 17, 2016
1:00-3:00pm
George & Lillian Picton Wildlife Sanctuary

Naturalist Charlene Wildes will lead a hands-on exploration of a vernal pool at the George & Lillian Picton Wildlife Sanctuary in White Haven. A vernal pool is a specialized, short lived gem of an environment. It is the only place most amphibians breed. Because the pools only last for a few weeks to months, most of us never get to see the wonders that happen in this short time.

We will watch a short video of the thousands of creatures that inhabit these small pools then venture out to one on the property. The Wood Frogs may be breeding and clumps of different frog, toad, and salamander eggs should be visible and easily accessible to check out. We may be able to catch some tadpoles or salamander larvae for an up close and personal leaning experience.

Please wear shoes that can be used in damp/wet areas. This super cool program is free for NBLT members and $10 for non-members.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Limited to 25 people
Please click on the register button below or email romanansky@nblt.org or call the office at 570-696-5545

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