Vernal Pool Videos

Yellow-spotted salamanders are one of many amphibian species that migrate to vernal pools in early spring to reproduce. Photo by Lauren Sopher. © Lake Champlain Committee.

Conservation Biologist Steve Faccio of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) visits a local vernal pool each week throughout the spring of 2020. In a series of seven short videos taken from April 1 through May 8 he introduces viewers to the defining characteristics of vernal pools, discusses the overwintering and breeding activities of wood frogs, and provides an underwater tour of salamander eggs, fairy shrimp, tadpoles, Caddisfly larvae, and Eastern Newts. Click here to access the videos on the VCE website.