Exploring Vernal Pools
Explore a winter wetland right here in Oak Mountain State Park on this in-park fieldtrip! Join OMSP Park Naturalist and see up close the life cycle of our salamanders and frogs!
Vernal Pools or Ephemeral Pools are bodies of water, usually void of fish, that form over the winter months and are the support system for the beginning of our amphibian friend's lives! See egg masses up close and help welcome new salamanders into this big world!
Meet at the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center at 1pm. After a quick introduction we will caravan a short distance to the Vernal Pool.
Wear weather appropriate clothes! Leave strollers and dogs at home for this event. This is an easy and short walk to the vernal pool but keep in mind that the ground will be wet in areas. We suggest wearing old shoes or boots.
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