|Blue-spotted x Jefferson Salamander Hybrid is one species that we monitor when visiting vernal pools.|
Vernal Pool Monitors Annual Workshop
Vernal Pool Workshop will be held on Saturday 6 April, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the A. B. Ceder Classroom. Bring a lunch, water, and either shoes that you can get wet or knee-high rubber boots. Dress for the weather!
Once again, our Vernal Pool monitors will be gathering to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit vernal pools. Vernal Pools are ephemeral water bodies that fill with water in the spring and serve as predator-free habitats that several important species use for breeding. White Memorial has at least 120 vernal pools on the property, all of which must be visited at least twice per season. The collected data includes egg mass identification and counts, as well as identification of all the species that you find living in a vernal pool. We need your help, so join in on the fun this season.