Join the Newton Conservators in their online presentation of ‘Vernal Pools’ on Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm. Seasonal ponds — known as vernal pools — are full of life right now and can be found throughout our area. Bare Pond and Dolan Pond are two examples. Discover how these pools form and the many wonderful adaptations that allow the invertebrates and amphibians that inhabit these ephemeral pools to survive in the low-oxygen water. See fairy shrimp, salamanders, wood frogs, and many more. We will also describe the commonly available materials you need if you want to try your hand at seeing these interesting creatures up close and personal. Presented by Barbara Bates, teacher, naturalist and Newton Conservators’ board member.


The program will begin at 7pm and last approximately one hour. Please register in advance since registration will close at 3pm on the day of the event. You may register for the program using the link above or by going to the event listing at

You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered. If after registering you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation (as indicated on your confirmation) so that someone else may use the slot. Registration is limited to 100 slots.