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Field Report from the 2019 Vernal Pool Project

November 20, 2019

A team of interns from Keene State College document spotted salamander eggs in a Harrisville vernal pool. (photo © Gianni DeMasco)

In 2019, our citizen scientists and undergraduate interns documented 23 new vernal pools in Hancock, Harrisville, Mason, and Nelson this year, bringing our project total to 332 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.