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Vernal Pool Exploration

  • Monday, April 22, 2024
    PM – 4:30 PM


Vernal pools are unique and vital breeding grounds for amphibians and a host of other fascinating creatures. They also play a critical role in supporting the larger food web. Join this Earth Day exploration (and celebration!) of a vernal pool, looking for egg masses, amphibians, and invertebrates, and learning why it is important to protect these small bodies of water.

Difficulty: Easy 

What to Bring: Please bring water, wear sturdy footwear, and wear layers. 

Location: The Boulders

  • Gulf Road Trailhead Parking:  Google Maps | 42.4816, -73.1783

Hike Leader: Charlotte Hood

Language: This hike will be led in English.   


  • For questions reach out to Charlotte at chood@ 
  • For DAY-OF event issues (i.e. last minute cancellation or lost) please call the Community Events cell phone at (413) 717-1262. 

Cancellation Policy

  • BNRC’s weather hotline (413-499-0596 > ext. 5) will be updated with event cancelation information by 5:00 pm the day before an event. 

Cancellation may occur if: 

  • Temperatures over 91 Degrees F due to potential for heat exhaustion 
  • Forecast for thunderstorms or steady rain 
  • Temperatures in the teens or below 
  • Unsafe driving conditions