Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spring Nature Walks

Click here for a list of upcoming walks sponsored by the Newton Conservators.

Join Newton Community Farm for a vernal pool walk – We will meet at the farm, walk along the Charles River Path and explore several vernal pools. Vernal pools, or small ponds lacking fish, provide important breeding habitat for a number of amphibians, and support a unique and diverse array of invertebrates such as fairy shrimp and predaceous diving beetles. We will dip net in some pools and are likely to observe spotted salamander egg masses. Note: This excursion includes a fairly lengthy walk along the Charles River. We can arrange to meet people at Saw Mill Brook Parkway who would like to skip the longer hike, but participate in the vernal pool investigations. Contact Jon Regosin to arrange this.

Date: Sunday April 22
Time: 9:45 AM
Location: Meet at the Winchester Street entrance to Newton Community Farm
Please RSVP to Jon Regosin at 617-244-0736 or

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