"What is a Vernal Pond?" at Thacher Park
Ages9-12 years Adults & kids together
Vernal pools are ephemeral wetlands that fill with water from winter and spring rains, and usually dry out by the end of summer. We will explore a vernal pond that serves as an important breeding site for many obligate species, including the Yellow Spotted and Jefferson salamanders. Come and try your hand at citizen science, and discover why vernal pools are known to be the coral reefs of the northeastern forest. Program is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Please call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.