Student Research Highlight!

Student Research Highlight

August 17, 2023

Read more about Alyssa's research project on vernal pools in the Keweenaw Peninsula!

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Here's What You Said About Participating in the Pool Patrol!

Program Evaluation Results

May 11, 2023

We asked Pool Patrollers & program coordinators to evaluate the Pool Patrol program. Here are the results and the updates to the program based off of your feedback!

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Frogs, salamanders, and fairy shrimp are appearing at a vernal pool near you

Michigan Radio Coverage

April 3, 2023

Listen or read about vernal pools and magical amphibian migration nights! Beth Weiler and Yu Man Lee talk to Michigan Radio's Lester Graham. Photo by Beth Weiler.

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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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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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