Tips to Identify a Dry Vernal Pool!

Dry Vernal Pools

October 9, 2023

Vernal pools are often characterized by their variability, and can enter their dry phase in the summer and fall. Though easiest to spot when filled with water, here are some tips on how to identify a vernal pool in its dry phase without needing to enter the pool.

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Join us for a Pool Party!

Pool Party - October 22nd!

October 2, 2023

Going out into the forest is always more fun with friends. The Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership and the Vernal Pool Patrol are hosting an in-person gathering for our network of volunteers, partners, and friends to connect, form monitoring groups, and as always, learn more about these fascinating wetlands.

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Student Research Highlight!

Student Research Highlight

August 17, 2023

Read more about Alyssa's research project on vernal pools in the Keweenaw Peninsula!

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Here's What You Said About Participating in the Pool Patrol!

Program Evaluation Results

May 11, 2023

We asked Pool Patrollers & program coordinators to evaluate the Pool Patrol program. Here are the results and the updates to the program based off of your feedback!

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Frogs, salamanders, and fairy shrimp are appearing at a vernal pool near you

Michigan Radio Coverage

April 3, 2023

Listen or read about vernal pools and magical amphibian migration nights! Beth Weiler and Yu Man Lee talk to Michigan Radio's Lester Graham. Photo by Beth Weiler.

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