Alan Seamans, Maine Master Naturalist, will lead a walk to explore vernal pools at the Gott Pasture Preserve in Wayne. We will visit and explore a vernal pool, learning about the ecology of these small but important forest ecosystems. In our search for some of the wondrous creatures that use this pool, we might encounter wood frogs, spotted salanders, and fairy shrimp, which use these small pools as critical breeding habitat. We might even discover their egg masses! A large variety of other animal life can be found visiting as well, including waterfowl, mammals, reptiles, and aquatic invertebrates.
Wear what you need to be comfortable in muddy conditions, boots highly recommended. It is a short, but steep and uneven, walk to the vernal pools. This walk will take place rain or shine.
No registration required, but feel free to contact KLT with any questions: 377-2848.