Field Report from the 2014 Vernal Pool Project

December 3, 2014
Wood frog eggs in a Keene vernal pool. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Wood frog eggs, documented in a Keene vernal pool on April 21, 2014. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

In 2014, our citizen scientists and student interns documented 33 new vernal pools in Antrim, Hancock, Harrisville, Keene, Marlborough, Nelson, Peterborough, Stoddard, Surry, and Walpole, bringing our project total to over 160 documented vernal pools on public and conserved land in the Monadnock Region! Data and photographs from vernal pools on public land are displayed via our spiffy new online map. Check it out!

Do spring-breeding amphibians pique your interest? The Peterborough Vernal Pool Project is still underway, and many potential vernal pools will need to be ground-truthed in Peterborough and on Harris Center and Monadnock Conservancy lands in 2015. Visit our Vernal Pool Project page for more information, then contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email to volunteer.