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April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ponds teem with a diversity of prey and predators that conduct their lives largely unseen below the surface. The online portion of this workshop will introduce you to some of these fascinating animals. The importance of vernal pools will be highlighted. These temporary ponds are crucial to the reproductive success of various creatures including wood frogs, fairy shrimp and spotted salamanders. The ecological value of permanent ponds will also be addressed.
Don Scallen has written about vernal pools for ON Nature and Escarpment Views magazines and since 2001 he has been the primary nature writer for In The Hills magazine. In 2020 he published Nature Where We Live, Activities to Engage Your Inner Scientist from Pond Dipping to Animal Tracking.
Learn more and register. Fee: $10 (plus HST) per person, per session (evening).
Please note that this virtual program is included in the In-Person Pond Workshop. If you sign up for the In-Person Pond Workshop on Saturday, April 22 you do not need to sign up for this program as you will automatically receive the link in the In-Person confirmation.