Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Vernal Pool Day

Saturday, May 10
Join Newton Community Farm & The Newton Conservators as we celebrate spring and Newton's vernal pools. Vernal pools are incredibly diverse ecosystems, supporting a wide array of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. Join us as we explore vernal pool life, and discuss conservation issues facing Newton Vernal Pools.

Schedule of Events
10 - 12 Vernal Pool Walk, meet at west end of Saw Mill Brook Parkway, at trailhead to Charles River Path. We will visit several vernal pools; for those of you who attended the walk last year, we will visit different pools. Flat terrain, fairly easy walk. Adults & children welcome.

12 - 1 Take a break, or picnic at the farm

1 - 4 Vernal Pool Extravaganza at Newton Community Farm
- Adults & children welcome.
Located at corner of Winchester & Nahanton

Life in the Pond Water - come and see vernal pool critters under the microscope
Frog calls - Learn to identify frog & toad calls by ear
Frog calling contest - imitate a frog and win a prize!
Animal Display - turtles and more
Maps of Newton vernal pools
Vernal pool clothing, posters, field guides for sale
And More!

Event canceled by heavy rain - to receive cancellation notice or for additional information, email

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