1- Year Anniversary of

Ephemeral Anniversary

February 23, 2023

Click here to watch now! Happy Anniversary, "Ephemeral"! Today, the Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership & its community of partners are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of the video, “Ephemeral”, created in partnership by the Michigan Nature Association and Fauna Creative, that beautifully captures the magic of vernal pools and some of the s

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Support the Vernal Pool Patrol!

Vernal Pool Merchandise

February 6, 2023

Support the Vernal Pool Patrol-- Merch Available! A vernal pool enthusiasts dream come true, merchandise is now available for sale for a limited time!Open now until February 27th,you can purchase your own vernal pool species t-shirt, spotted salamander hat, and various vernal pool sticker designs. There are even bundles available for nature centers to purchase!All products are open for pre-sale

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2023 VPP Training Dates Announced

VPP training dates

January 30, 2023

Register for this years Vernal Pool Patrol Training series! Get involved in the Vernal Pool Patrol, a statewide community science monitoring program that trains volunteers to use a standard protocol to map and collect data on their local vernal pools! This virtual training (via Zoom) will provide information and resources to those interested in participating in the Michigan Vernal Pool Patrol o

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Hoffmeister et al., 2022

October 6, 2022

A 2022 research article reviews how vernal pools are defined and mapped, as well as synthesizes the impacts that forest harvesting has on vernal pool ecosystems. Read more below! Hoffmeister et al 2022_ID Mapping Management of VPs in GL Region_nrs_2022_hofmeister_001 (1).pdf

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Learn More About Vernal Pools

Media Coverage

August 3, 2022

Interested in learning more about vernal pools and the Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership? Check out our news coverage from this past spring! MLive featured vernal pools twice, highlighting their biodiversity in, "Michigan's Short Lived Vernal Pools are the Coral Reefs of Our Forests", and fairy shrimp, "Where to Find Fairy Shrimp in Michigan's Woods This Spring"

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