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May 8, 2010

Vernal Pool Walk in Webster Woods

Newton Conservators Board of Advisors member Jon Regosin, a biologist with the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species program led a wonderful program at Bare Pond in Webster Woods on May 8, 2010.

Vernal pools are small ponds which provide important breeding grounds for many amphibians and support a great diversity of insects and other invertebrates.  The assembled group was lucky enough to find a Wood Frog tadpole, unusual at Bare Pond, some Tree Frog tadpoles, and some Spotted Salamander eggs which had not yet hatched.


Spotted Salamander eggs   Wood Frog tadpole
photos by Jane Sender




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