The Amelia Bulletin Monitor

Vernal Pool exploration below High Bridge is Monday

Explore amphibian life cycles and see aquatic invertebrates such as fairy shrimp on a visit to our vernal pools below High Bridge, on Monday (March 6). In the cool of late winter, frogs and salamanders make their way to these temporary bodies of water of the wooded low ground to lay their eggs. This area of the park has an abundance of vernal pools formed in depressions left by construction during the 1850s. The local Central Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists (CPVMN) will demonstrate to visitors the search and identification of astonishing life forms in these important ecosystems.

Visitors will meet at the Camp Paradise Parking Access at 9 a.m. and should be prepared for wet conditions, and a round trip hike of about a mile.

This event is free, but a parking fee of $5 does apply. For more information about this event or any others, please contact the High Bridge Trail State Park office at (434) 315- 0457 or email at highbrid

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