Vernal pools are small but mighty ecosystems. Their tiny size and fleeting nature belies their outsized contribution to the ecological health of our forests. These temporary wetlands host diverse insects, clams, shrimp, frogs, salamanders, and plants, and provide critical breeding habitat for many amphibian species and food for forest birds and mammals.

Explore fascinating life histories of many of these creatures, hear how VLT protects vernal pools on conserved lands throughout Vermont, and learn how you can help these special places. 


  • Allaire Diamond, Ecologist
  • Kiley Briggs, Herpetologist, Orianne Society
  • Kevin Tolan, Staff Biologist, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

This free webinar is perfect for all audiences. Please pre-register today. 

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