Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Vernal Pool in the Manchaug Pond Watershed

There is the vernal pool ahead of us...

... a bit mystical ... seeming out of place, away from the lake, a distance into the oak/hickory forest.

Turn over a log to reveal... one of the species of salamanders which come each season to lay their eggs here... the rest of the year living within a mile or two of this pool which will be dry by summer.

My sincerest thanks to the property owner and my guides.

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