Vernal Pool Exploration Hike
What: Vernal Pool Exploration Hike
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Friday, March 31, 2017
Where: GSWA's Conservation Management Area (Approx. 1 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding)
Cost: Free to Members. $10 to nonmembers. If you are not a member and would like to become a member, you can join for a discounted rate as you register below.
Registration: Required. Space is limited.
With temperatures rising, the forest floor will be hopping with new life as frogs and other amphibians crowd into shallow puddles of water to breed and lay their eggs.These puddles, better known as vernal pools, provide a perfect opportunity to learn more about Mother Nature here in New Jersey. But hurry! They disappear quickly.
GSWA’s annual Vernal Pool Exploration provides a fun, outdoor learning experience for kids and adults alike. Discover the differences between a spring peeper, a chorus frog, and a wood frog. Find out how far an endangered spotted salamander will walk to find a mating pool. And, learn how much everything we have come to appreciate about the springtime depends on a few unassuming puddles of water on the forest floor.
Warm clothing and waterproof footwear — especially hiking boots — are very strongly recommended for this hike.
P.O. Box 300
New Vernon, NJ 07976
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-538-550 - GreatSwamp.org