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Kid-Friendly Exploration of Vernal Pools - Sun. May 14, 1:00 pm

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Sunday May 14, 2023, 1:00 pm

Join hike leader Tom Noonan at 1 pm May 14 to see what life is emerging in these seasonal ponds on the Canton Land Trust's Uplands Preserve.

Hikers will see as many as three vernal pools and learn about life in and around these special habitats. Weather willing, they will see water in the vernal pools and egg masses left by breeding amphibians, most likely wood frogs and spotted salamanders. Hikers mat be able to catch tadpoles and identify them. The hike leader will bring nets, hand lenses, microscopes, field guides and buckets.

This is an easy, fairly short hike - about 1.5 miles with slight climbing. The total time will be under two hours.

Wear sturdy shoes and tick protection, and dress for the weather. Please leave dogs at home. Check our website in case of bad weather for possible postponement.

Directions: From Rt.179, turn onto High Valley Drive and follow for approximately 1 mile to Westwood Drive on the right. Turn onto Westwood Drive, follow to the end and park in the cul-de-sac. Directions are also on the Uplands Preserve Trails web page (Uplands north directions).

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