Master Naturalists to discuss vernal pools

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will meet at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The topic will be Vernal Pools: Fragile and Threatened Seasonal Wetlands.

“Vernal pools are temporary water bodies that often possess unique flora and fauna and, being temporary, they do not contain fish but are absolutely necessary as breeding areas for many things especially frogs and salamanders,” said president Kevin Howe. “Generally speaking, they occur only in temperate regions and are rapidly disappearing…

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