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Parents-Kids Exploration of Vernal Pools - Sun. May 19, 2024. 1:30 pm

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Uplands Preserve Trails. Sunday May 19, 2024, 1:30 pm

Join hike leader Tom Noonan at 1:30 pm May 19 to see what life is emerging in these seasonal ponds on the Canton Land Trust's Uplands Preserve Trails. Tom encourages parents to bring their kids.

Hikers will see 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 may 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 (boots suggested) and tick protection, and dress for the weather. Please leave dogs at home. Keep checking our website for updates and 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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