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Explore the Wonders of Vernal Pools
March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on March 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm
One event on March 18, 2018 at 10:00 am
One event on March 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy out in the field during a day or night hike as we celebrate and discover the different animals that use vernal pools and their surrounding forest habitats. Over the course of this special weekend, Mike Hayslett, director of Virginia Vernal Pools, will lead us into these habitats which truly come to life as spring takes off. We will look for wood frogs, salamanders, toads, spring peepers, fairy shrimp, and more, as Mike shares his knowledge of these important habitats that vanish by summer. Meeting locations and other details will be provided to participants. Space is limited for each of these field trips. Fee per event is $10 per person. Registration required.
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scheduled field trips are as follows:
Vernal Pools of the Blue Ridge Center, Our New State Park — Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Amphibian Action Night: A Family Adventure at Morven Park — Saturday, March 17, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Exploring a Globally Rare Wetland: Gum Farm — Sunday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Who’s Using Willowsford’s Vernal Pools? — Sunday, March 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., presented in partnership with Willowsford Conservancy
Private Vernal Pool Consultations
Mike Hayslett has offered to give private vernal pool consultations. If you are an individual homeowner, group, or HOA seeking to learn about the vernal pools in your community, or how to construct a vernal pool in your yard, please contact Mike to schedule and make arrangements. There may be a small fee for this consult. Each consultation will be approximately 2 hours. Contact Mike at email@example.com.