Join us for either a morning or an afternoon exploration of the Vernal Pools of Distant Hill on Saturday May 7, 10am to 11:30am or 1pm to 2:30pm. Choose the time that best fits your schedule.
You will learn the importance of these temporary ponds as critical amphibian breeding habitat and how to identify the Indicator Species that are only found in vernal pools. You’ll see egg masses of wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and Jefferson salamanders. And with luck we’ll get to see a Fairy Shrimp or two found in some of the ten vernal pools of Distant Hill.
To access the pools we will be using the new half-mile long accessible nature trail that winds its way through ‘White Rock Woods’ at Distant Hill Gardens. All ages and abilities are welcome and it will be held rain or shine.