April has brought a record mud season, but it also brings joyful sounds of spring. The calls of peepers lend a certain magic to our lengthening evenings.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about salamanders, fairy shrimp, and wood frogs, we have a great event line-up for you. Join us online and in the woods to explore the secret world of vernal pools – these giant woodland puddles are full of life and are a delight for adults and kids alike.
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Venture out and learn from the land
Discover a surprising woodland world of amphibians
Let our online guide to vernal pools inspire your next walk in the spring woods.
Visit King Farm, a 200-year-old community treasure
Pastoral trails and scenic views await at this historic farm in Woodstock.
Attend an event
Vernal Pools: Hotspots of forest life
April 12, 7-8 pm
Family-focused vernal pool walk in southwestern Vermont
April 20, 10 am-12:30 pm
Guided vernal pool walk in central Vermont
April 23, 10-12 pm
Get to know our spring wildflowers
April 27, 7-8 pm
Check out our land map and discover new places to visit
Together we’re protecting Vermont from the ground up!