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Exploring Vernal Pools

Mount Warner Mount Warner Road, North Hadley, MA, United States

Woodlands teem with activity in spring, especially in vernal pools. These shallow, water-filled depressions are filled by snow-melt, providing vital breeding habitat for amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and macroinvertebrates (insects and crustaceans). Many of these species depend on vernal pools during this crucial period of their life cycles. On Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 am…

Explore the Vernal Pools of Whately Woods

Whately Woods Whately

Woodlands teem with activity in spring, especially in vernal pools. These shallow, water-filled depressions filled by winter’s precipitation provide vital breeding habitat for amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and macroinvertebrates (insects and crustaceans), which are specially adapted to the conditions of these seasonal wetlands. On Saturday, April 15, from 10 am to noon, join Kestrel Land…

Exploring the Vernal Pools of Mount Warner

Woodlands teem with activity in spring, especially in vernal pools. These shallow, water-filled depressions are filled by snow-melt, providing vital breeding habitat for amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and macroinvertebrates (insects…

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