Exploring Vernal Pools

Fitness Level:
Skill Level:
Beginner hiker
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Rising spring temperatures and thawing rains are signals to dormant life to awaken. Waters from the winter melt and spring rain congregate in low areas known as vernal pools and provide an important habitat for local wildlife to breed and thrive at this crucial time of year. Join a naturalist on a 2-hour walk in the woods as we explore the vernal pools of Mt. Toby. Learn about this unique habitat and how salamanders, fairy shrimp, and wood frogs have adapted to survive from one season to the next. The area supports several large vernal pools that are perfect for explorations just like this one. You won't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience.

Experience Location
Single Class Sign Up

Mt. Toby

Dates: April 30

Times: 10am

April 30

Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Guided hike with a naturalist 

Nets to capture - and release! - samples for up close observation 

What to Bring

Waterproof boots/Shoes that might get wet 

Layers appropriate for temperatures 

Plenty of drinking water 

Other Notes:

*This is an easy walk on a wooded trail with some rocky sections. There are some uphill and downhill stretches on the trail.