Vernal pools are fishless ephemeral spring ponds that form in the forest. So what is so special about them? Vernal pools are essential to the life cycles of many amphibians and other aquatic creatures. During this program, Naturalist Juan Sanchez, Master Naturalist Brad Robinson, and Goodwin Naturalist Jasper Sha will discuss the importance of vernal pools. After a presentation, we will go out into the night to visit a vernal pool to see what kinds of creatures we can find!
This 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.