Vernal Pools

Vernal pools are wetlands that fill up annually but typically dry out during some part of the year. These small but dynamic wetlands fill with water, blossom with life, and host a cacophony of sounds and a plethora of life forms every spring, only to disappear into the forest floor every autumn.

Vernal pools are special! They:
    * improve water quality
    * serve as a bell weather wetland
    * hold flood waters
    * provide habitat to hundreds of species, including migratory birds
    * are an excellent educational tool

You can help! By monitoring and documenting these pools, they can be appreciated and preserved.