“Get Your Feet Wet” – Vernal Pool Program at Hogback

May 13, 2018 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

759 VT Route 9, Marlboro, VT

Spring has finally come to Hogback. This program was originally scheduled for April 7, but had to be postponed until Sunday, May 13, 12:30-3:30, because everything was still covered in ice and snow. Now we’re ready to get out there and explore vernal pools, the ephemeral and vital spring breeding grounds that dot our forests at this time of year. This workshop is part of a state-wide program, the Vermont Vernal Pool Monitoring Project, organized by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE). We’ll meet at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum (a co-sponsor of this program, along with the Vermont Woodlands Association and the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association) to get some introductory information from VCE’s Liza Morse, and then go out in the woods to find some vernal pools and learn how to identify frog and salamander egg masses, fairy shrimp, fingernail clams, and other pool creatures. The workshop is free, but please sign up in advance because there are a limited number of slots. Go to hogbackvt.org, and click on the Events tab to navigate to the sign-up site. Questions? Contact hmca@hogbackvt.org.

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