Vernal Pool

At the bottom of the slope is a vernal pool.  The pools only have water in the spring, so fish cannot survive in it.  This creates a safe environment for salamanders, wood frogs and “peepers” to use the pool to lay their eggs; the young need the aquatic environment to survive until they develop into adults and move into the forest.

Vernal Pool
Londonderry Trailways thanks the Londonderry Conservation Commission for their assistance in creating “Nature on the Trail’