Vernal Pools: Birthplace of Amphibians

text by Tony Oppersdorff & Joe Gray photographs by Susan Spinney (wood frog) & Tony Oppersdorff (spotted salamander) Vernal pools — from the Latin vernus (spring) and vernare (to flourish) — are very important small bodies of water that fill and recede seasonally and which do not contain fish. They may dry up during the […]