Here is your vernal pool fact of the day. Vernal pools are ephemeral wetlands that fill with snow melt and spring rain. They are crucial breeding places for several species of amphibians. Since they dry up in the summer, there are no fish which would eat their eggs. The tricky thing is, that these amphibians need time to go through metamorphosis before the pool dries up. They get out to lay their eggs early in the year to give their young time for metamorphosis. #vernalpools #natureclub #amphibians

Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-03-08 13:20:33 UTC