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North Park Latodami Nature Center

Life in a Vernal Pool: A Focus on Native Amphibians - (Allegheny Co.)

Workshop designed for teens (Ages +14) and adults with a strong interest in herpetology at Latodami Nature Center in North Park. There is a $35 fee for this program for residents of Allegheny Co, Pa (non-residents, $ 44)

 Life in a Vernal Pool: A Focus on Native Amphibians - (Allegheny Co.)
 Life in a Vernal Pool: A Focus on Native Amphibians - (Allegheny Co.)

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT

North Park Latodami Nature Center, 575 Brown Rd, Wexford, PA 15090, USA

About The Event

Join naturalist April Claus for an in-depth examination of the ecology of Pennsylvania vernal ponds. This class will introduce you to these unique breeding pools and showcase the behaviors of some of our most endearing amphibian species.  Participants will learn how to identify amphibian eggs masses and meet some live specimens of native salamanders, toads and frogs who utilize these fleeting spring ponds.

The first portion of the workshop will be held indoors, and after lunch the group will visit a nearby vernal pond to make observations in the field.  Participants should bring their own brown bag lunch/drink and be dressed to go outdoors and tromp through muddy conditions.

Topics covered will include discussions about vernal pond inhabitants, mole salamander genetics, symbiotic relationships and the best management practices for protecting vernal ponds on your own property.

This program is geared towards adults or teens with a strong interest in biology/herpetology.

Call for more information 724-935-2170.

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