Vernal Pool BioBlitz

Vernal Pool BioBlitz


Sunday, 04/14/2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


Nahanton Park - Nahanton Street entrance
471 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA

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Vernal pools are small wetlands that are important habitats for a great diversity of amphibians, aquatic insects, and other invertebrates. Join us as we explore a vernal pool in Nahanton Park and document what we see in iNaturalist. Bring calf boots if you have them, but waterproof boots will not be needed. At the beginning of the event, we will provide a basic tutorial on the use of iNaturalist, a useful smartphone app for documenting plants and animals and improving your identification skills. Although we can’t predict what we’ll see, we may encounter frog or salamander eggs and might hear calling spring peepers or American toads.

This event is being led by naturalist Jonathan Regosin.  Jon is the former Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and is a board member of Newton Conservators, for which he’s worked on variety of projects including the preservation of Newton Community Farm and Newton Bioblitz.  Jon has a PhD in Biology from Tufts University and his  research has focused on a variety of species including protected species such as blue-spotted salamanders, northern red-bellied cooters, and piping plovers.

Meet at the main parking lot, 455 Nahanton, Street, Newton. Please check this Newton Conservators’ events web page if we are forced to cancel due to heavy rain.  For questions, email

We anticipate that there may be increased interest in this event this year.  We are requesting that you register for the event in order that we may plan for the number of participants and to alert you in case of inclement weather, rescheduling, or cancelation.    You can register multiple participants in your family group with one registration.





This event is fully booked.