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Update from the Mather Field Vernal Pools 

Bring on the rain! The wet season has arrived at Mather, with more rain ahead in the forecast. The parched grasslands soaked up the rain like a giant sponge these past few weeks. Although the water table is still hidden beneath the soil’s surface, the depressions of the rolling prairie are bright green with sprouting vegetation. A world of tiny critters is waiting to awaken. During the wet phase the vernal pools host dozens of species of aquatic invertebrates, including the famous Fairy Shrimp and Tadpole Shrimp.