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Vernal Pool BioBlitz at Nahanton Park

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Join Newton Conservators and naturalist Jon Regosin for a free Vernal Pool BioBlitz at Nahanton Park on Sunday, April 14 from 3 to 4:30 pm. Vernal pools are small wetlands that are important habitats for a great diversity of amphibians, aquatic insects, and other invertebrates. We will explore a vernal pool in Nahanton Park and document what we see using the free iNaturalist app. Bring calf boots if you have them, but waterproof boots will not be needed. At the beginning of the event, we will provide a basic tutorial on the use of iNaturalist, a useful smartphone app for documenting plants and animals and improving your identification skills. Although we can’t predict what we’ll see, we may encounter frog or salamander eggs and might hear calling spring peepers or American toads.

Event leader, Jon Regosin, is the former Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and is a board member of Newton Conservators, for which he’s worked on a variety of projects including the preservation of Newton Community Farm. He has a PhD in Biology from Tufts University, and his research has focused on a variety of protected species.

Please register for this event in order that we may plan for the number of participants and to alert you in case of inclement weather, rescheduling, or cancelation. You can register multiple participants in your family group with one registration. We will meet at the main parking lot for Nahanton Park, 455 Nahanton, Street, Newton. For questions, email jonathan.regosin@gmail.com.

REGISTER HERE: https://newtonconservators.org/events/vernal-pool-bioblitz/

To learn more about other free Newton Conservators spring walks, webinars and events, please visit our Events Page at https://newtonconservators.org/events/



April 14
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Newton Conservators
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Nahanton Park
471 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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