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Field Report from the 2017 Vernal Pool Project

August 14, 2017
Jefferson complex salamander eggs, found in a Keene vernal pool in April 2017. (photo © Karen Seaver)

Jefferson complex salamander eggs, found in a Keene vernal pool in April 2017. (photo © Karen Seaver)

We’re thrilled to announce that our citizen scientists documented 46 new vernal pools in Antrim, Fitzwilliam, Hancock, Harrisville, Marlborough, Mason, Nelson, Peterborough, Stoddard, and Swanzey this year, bringing our project total to 286 documented vernal pools in the Monadnock Region. Data for vernal pools on public lands have been shared with the Southwest Region Planning Commission and local land managers, and are displayed via our spiffy online map. Check it out!

Do spring-breeding amphibians pique your interest? The Vernal Pool Project is still underway, and many potential vernal pools will need to be visited on Harris Center lands in 2018. Visit our Vernal Pool Project page for more information, then contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email to volunteer.