Talks & Treks: Vernal Pool Exploration


10:00 AM


Stevenson Forest Preserve – town of Enfield


Please email or call (607) 275-9487 to register.


Vernal pools, also called vernal ponds or ephemeral pools, are temporary pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Eli Haines-Eitzen will guide us through an exploration of the pools at our Stevenson Forest Preserve in search of creatures, such as frogs and salamanders, that inhabit the pools for a short time each spring. Eli has been a member of the Cornell Herpetological Society for ten years, during which time he has avidly studied biology and undertaken a number of research projects based around local reptiles and amphibians.

Learn more about vernal pools in this Closer Look article by Jacqueline Stuhmiller in preparation for this event.


From Ithaca, take Route 13 South to Route 327. Turn right on to Route 327 (Enfield Falls Road) and go 4 1/2 miles to Trumbull Corners Road. Turn left and go approximately 1/2 mile to preserve parking area on the right side of the road.


Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain, sun or snow. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates.

Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.

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