Fri 18 Oct 2013
Join us for this hands-on workshop on creating vernal pools! Whether you create a permanent pool or an ephemeral one like a vernal pool, inviting frogs and salamanders to your landscape is so much fun to do!
Morven Park, a 1,000-acre historic site just outside Leesburg, is partnering with the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy in a workshop to teach people how to restore or construct vernal pool habitats.
On Friday evening (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), Mike Hayslett, director of the Virginia Vernal Pools Program, will lead a classroom session on the ecology of vernal pools – their inhabitants and what makes them special habitats.
Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) we will get hands-on as participants support the pool enhancement itself by helping shape a clay pool base of sufficient depth and slope to support amphibian life, and reposition plants and natural material to help the pool flourish. Educational handouts will be provided.
Fee $35; a limited number of scholarships are available for educators.
Special Thanks to Rish Equipment Company for their generous donation in support of this program!
Registration required: Sign up at http://vernalpools2013.eventbrite.com. Questions: Call 703-777-2414, ext. 6617. Space is limited