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Field Report from the 2018 Vernal Pool Project

October 28, 2018
A hand holds a small wood frog egg mass. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Wood frog eggs, found in a Keene vernal pool in April 2018. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

We’re delighted to announce that our citizen scientists and undergraduate interns documented 23 new vernal pools in Antrim, Keene, Hancock, Nelson, and Stoddard this year, bringing our project total to 309 documented vernal pools in 15 different towns 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 available to the general public via our spiffy online map.

Do spring-breeding amphibians pique your interest? The Vernal Pool Project is still underway. Visit our Vernal Pool Project page for more information, then contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email to volunteer.