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.

Photos by Jane Sender