ARTI is partnering with the Scarborough Land Trust and Greg LeClair to offer several field programs focused on amphibians and reptiles this spring and summer in Scarborough, Maine.
Our first program is on exploring vernal pools on April 1st at 10:30 am.
Location: Broadturn Farm, Scarborough, ME (exact location sent to registrants)
Date: April 1, 2023
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Age requirement: 16 years or older
Max number of participants: 15
Pre-registration required: https://scarboroughlandtrust.org/event/exploring-vernal-pools/
Join the Amphibian and Reptile Trust International and Scarborough Land Trust in discovering the secrets of vernal pool wetlands. These seasonal, temporary wetlands are vital breeding habitat for several salamander and frog species in Maine. We will spend the first part of the workshop discussing vernal pools (unheated barn) and the second part in the field exploring several vernal pools on Scarborough Land Trust preserves. Our instructor is Greg LeClair. Greg is a PhD student at the University of Maine where he studies environmental DNA applications for endangered species. Greg has been working in the field of herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles) since 2014. Greg created and manages the Maine Big Night, a community science project focused on monitoring and assisting road-crossing of amphibians throughout the State.
Photos above: Wood frog eggs by Larry Master https://masterimages.org/