Budding Naturalist: Vernal Pools, Session 1 (Ages 10-14)

In April, Maine’s amphibians migrate to vernal pools to breed and lay eggs. During this session, participants will spend time exploring the Gardens’ many vernal pools in search of, among other residents, wood frog and spotted salamander eggs. Participants will learn how to tell the difference between these eggs as they help count egg masses for our annual survey. They will also learn what makes vernal pools unique and important, gaining an understanding of their role in the forest ecosystem. For further essential program information before registering, click Learn More.

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Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Bridget VerVaet
Price: $10

Budding Naturalist: Vernal Pools, Session 2 (Ages 10-14)

In April, Maine’s amphibians migrate to vernal pools to breed and lay eggs. During this session, participants will return to some of the vernal pools visited during the last session and visit some new pools to observe changes in the wood frog and salamander egg masses. Participants will learn how to tell the difference between these eggs as they help count egg masses for our annual survey. They will also learn what makes vernal pools unique and important, gaining an understanding of their role in the forest ecosystem. For further essential program information before registering, click Learn More.

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Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Bridget VerVaet
Price: $10