Join Karyn Molines, biologist and MNPS founding member and former president, for a presentation on the importance of vernal and seasonal pools for wildlife. Vernal pools are temporary wetlands found in many stream valleys and upland forests. These special places are critical breeding grounds for many of our amphibians such as wood frogs and marbled salamanders. Karyn will discuss the hydrological characteristics and plant communities of vernal pools and key facets of amphibian life cycles that require vernal pools.
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store. Directions and map.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
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