Vernal pools are unique and critical habitats that are breeding grounds for many state-listed amphibian species. April is the best, and often the only time, to see animals such as spotted salamanders and wood frogs. Join naturalist Kevin Kopchynski to explore a vernal pool, looking for egg masses, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. Learn why it's so crucial to protect these small bodies of water and what you can do to help ensure their protection.
Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Main St., Hampden
From I- 91 in Springfield: Coming from the North - Take Exit 2 and follow Route 83 South. 83 turns left onto Sumner Ave. Coming from the South - Take Exit 4 and follow 83 North. 83 turns right onto Sumner Ave. After turning onto Sumner Ave, continue straight for 8.1 miles (Sumner Ave turns into Allen St and then into Somers Rd). Just past St. Mary's Church on the left, take a left onto Main St. The sanctuary entrance is 2 miles down Main Street on the left.