FULL–March 13, 2020: Vernal Pool Adventure

Spotted salamander by Peter Trull

Sorry, this event is now full. 
We’ll be hosting other adventures with Peter Trull so stay tuned to your HCT eNews.

About the adventure:
Immerse yourself in the wild by joining a vernal pool adventure to learn about the nocturnal natural history of these intriguing habitats and their curious creatures. Join Cape Cod’s expert field naturalist and wildlife specialist Peter Trull to experience the amphibian emergence from winter hibernation. Spotted salamander mating and egg laying occur in March and early April.  Bring a headlamp or flashlight to look for spotted salamanders and their jelly-like egg masses as you listen to the sounds of Nature. Wear boots, and if it’s raining, dress accordingly with layers for this chilly time of year.

The temperature is gradually rising & heavy rain is forecast for Friday, so it may be an opportune time to see vernal pool activity as spotted salamanders surface to congress and lay eggs. During past vernal pool excursions, folks observed spotted salamander eggs, heard a screech owl & saw a coyote, all while listening to a chorus of spring peepers—and that was just some of the experience. You never know what you’ll see or hear, but it’s always an adventure! This event is cosponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and Brewster Conservation Trust (BCT).

Cost: $15 per person

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Directions will be included with your registration confirmation email.