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Budding Naturalist: Vernal Pools, Session 1 (Ages 8-14) (CANCELLED)

April 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A yellow-spotted salamander crossing to a vernal pool in early spring.

A yellow spotted salamander crawling across the ground in the dark.

April is a big month for amphibians in Maine as they migrate to vernal pools to breed and lay eggs. Come explore the Gardens’ many vernal pools in search of wood frog and spotted salamander eggs as well as other seasonal residents. Learn how to tell the difference between frog and salamander eggs and help count the egg masses for our annual survey! Learn what makes vernal pools unique, and gain an understanding of their important role in the forest ecosystem.

Registration for this class includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult. Please note: This is a drop-off program. If your child would be more comfortable with you nearby, please contact Erika Huber at ehuber@mainegardens.org before the session to discuss options.



April 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States