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Vernal Pool Hike at the Horatio Colony Preserve

Wednesday, April 21, 2021,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

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the vernal pool at Horatio Colony Nature Preserve (photo © Russ Cobb)

Every spring, small depressions in the forest floor come alive, filling with rain, melting snow, and, eventually, salamander and frog eggs. By summer’s end, many of these vernal pools will dry out, revealing little trace of the life they contained in April.

Join Harris Center Science Director and vernal pool enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen for a moderately strenuous, 1.2-mile roundtrip climb to a hilltop vernal pool at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, where we’ll explore the fascinating world of spring-breeding amphibians. 1 to 3 p.m at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve in Keene. Exact location will be provided upon registration.  Please read our COVID-19 outing guidelines before registering to be sure this is the right event for you.

Registration is now full. For more information or to be added to the waiting list, please contact Brett Amy Thelen by email.

Cosponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Cheshire County Conservation District, and the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394


Horatio Colony Nature Preserve
Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH United States
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