Photo by Loy Elliott

CONSERVING WOODLAND VERNAL POOLS ON SOUTH MOUNTAIN

The South Mountain landscape is renowned for its ecologically rich and important vernal pool complexes. Dr. Erik Lindquist and Dr. David Foster, both of Messiah College, highlighted the vital habitat that vernal pools provide for amphibians, insects and crustaceans. Drawing upon their research within the local landscape, Lindquist and Foster discussed the identification of vernal pools and explored themes around the conservation of these critical landscape elements.

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