During the wet phase, the Mather Field Vernal Pools host dozens
of species of aquatic invertebrates. Bigger critters who
eat them come to the pools to dine: frogs, snakes, shore birds,
wading birds, and more. If you want to meet them, along with
their famous pool mates the Fairy Shrimp and Tadpole Shrimp, join
us for a Critter Walk on:
Vernal Pool Flower Walks
As the spring sun warms the earth and the pools evaporate, the
wet phase gives way to the flower phase. During the month of
April, flowers bloom in an ever-changing abundance of colorful
rings and patches. Each pool has its own assortment of flowers
depending upon the soil, hydrology and many factors we don’t yet
understand. Come explore the blooming vernal pools with us!
Vernal Pool Public Tours are over for 2019. Thanks to the
hundreds of families and individuals who came exploring with us!
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