A Maine Sense of Place

Vernal Pools

Special | 2m 15s

Rain and melting snow contribute water to vernal pools during the spring, which typically dry out by mid to late summer. Although vernal pools may only contain water for a relatively short period of time, they serve as essential breeding habitat for certain species of wildlife, including salamanders and frogs. Since vernal pools dry out, they cannot support permanent populations of fish.

Aired: 10/15/15

Rating: NR

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