vernal pool

Jefferson salamander

Why Salamanders Love Vernal Pools

On a rainy spring night in a New Jersey forest, a Jefferson salamander stirs under the rotting log that hides her. At last, it’s time. She wriggles slowly through the …

Frogs that Thrive and Dive in Vernal Pools

In honor of Save the Frogs Day, April 30th, we’re celebrating species of frogs that depend on a very unique habitat – vernal pools. Vernal pools are shallow depressional wetlands that appear …

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal …

Buy California Wine, Kill an Endangered Species

This is part 2 of a blog about the recent farm bill debacle.  See part 1 here. And now, the story of a wealthy specialty crop lobby who publicly promote …

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