Wildlife Week! An Introduction to Vernal Pools

Program Details

Date and Time:

March 21, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:

Conference Room, Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader:

Michele Grzenda, Weston Conservation Adminstrator

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Postponed due to blizzard. Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 7 pm

Vernal Pools: What are they and why should we protect them?

Have you ever heard what sounds like ducks quacking at night in April? Ever wondered what's making that ruckus from that little pond in the woods?  You'll have an opportunity to find out straight from the expert's mouth. Michele Grzenda, Weston Conservation Administrator and Vernal Pool expert will present An Introduction to Vernal Pools. Learn why these seasonal wetlands should be protected, and how you can help to protect local vernal pools and other wildlife. Grzenda will begin with an introduction to the ecology of these pools and discuss the natural history of the organisms inhabiting them. She will also teach us how to identify frogs by their “trills” and “croaks.” There may even be a special guest appearance of a vernal pool creature!

Registration Required