Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery & Landscapes

Vernal Pools

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Newt and  Marbled SalamanderIn March, when snow is still on the ground, but it’s warm enough for some rainy nights, this is the time when our region’s salamanders and other amphibians migrate towards vernal pools and ponds to breed. So on rainy nights, keep your eyes out for those little critters crossing the road.

Did you know that spring peepers use sugars in their bodies like antifreeze to keep from freezing during cold periods.

Did you also know that a spotted salamander can grow up to eight inches long and live for 25 years!

To find out more about these critters and their habitats, stop in or check out articles in “Digging deeper” on our web site or contact Kyle.

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