Vernal pools are fishless ephemeral spring ponds that form in the forest and by midsummer they are gone! So what's so special about them? Vernal pools are essential to many amphibians and other aquatic creatures' life cycles. During this program Naturalist Emma Lorusso will teach us about the importance of vernal pools. Afterwards we will go out into the night to visit a vernal pool and try to get a glimpse of what activities these nocturnal creatures engage in.
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.