Explore vernal pools of Lilly Pond Community Forest with KELT

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 8:15am

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites the public on Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. to join Springtime Splendor for Amphibians: Vernal Pools of Lilly Pond. The workshop will be held at the amphibian haven, Lilly Pond Community Forest in south Bath. Led by Cheri Brunault, Stewardship Consultant, participants will explore the basics of what makes a vernal pool and discover the interesting critters that make these important seasonal habitats their home.

A vernal pool is a seasonal, fish-free pool of water that provides valuable habitat for a variety of plants and wildlife. Brunault will share information about vernal pools' ecological significance and how to identify different critters that live in these special habitats. Come ready to hike off trail and listen for chorusing amphibians calling for their springtime sweethearts!

Registration is required for this event by April 22 due to the limited class size; visit www.kennebecestuary.org/upcoming-events to sign-up. Participants must wear a mask and remain six feet apart during the duration of the outdoor program. This is a light rain or shine event and the workshop content is targeted for adults and children 10 years old and older. This event is free and open to public thanks to the generosity of The Merrymeeting Bay Trust and Onion Foundation.