Nature Connections: Frogs & Salamanders of Vernal Pools

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Natural History Society of Maryland

 


Visit us for up-close exploration of frogs and salamanders and their fascinating Spring-time breeding cycle. We’ll have a variety of species on hand. These amphibians leave their winter hibernation in the woodlands to find mates, lay their eggs, and have their young hatch and develop in vernal pools, small ponds created by melting winter snow and spring rains. Depending on the weather and the hatching cycle, we may have egg masses, tadpoles, newts, wood frogs, and spotted salamanders.

1:15pm – Presentation by Mark Tegges “Vernal Pools and the Amphibians and Reptiles of Maryland That Need These ‘Pools of Life’ for Survival”

Each ‘Nature Connection’ features:
— an in-depth presentation by a professional in the science / naturalist field, suited for an adult audience (beginners are welcome!)
— hands-on displays of specimens and artifacts, including taxidermy from our collections – staffed by knowledgeable enthusiasts to help guide your exploration and answer your questions
— live critters for many of the events
— indoor and outdoor activities tailored for families and children, including crafts
— And always, our NHSM professionals are on hand to chat with you and you are invited to browse our natural history collections on permanent display at the Center