A Vernal Pool in the Manchaug Pond Watershed

There is the vernal pool ahead of us…

… a bit mystical … seeming out of place, away from the lake, a distance into the oak/hickory forest.

Turn over a log to reveal… one of the species of salamanders which come each season to lay their eggs here… the rest of the year living within a mile or two of this pool which will be dry by summer.

My sincerest thanks to the property owner and my guides.