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Vernal Ponds Contained Basin Depressions Lacking a Permanent Above Ground Outlet

Vernal Ponds Contained Basin Depressions Lacking a Permanent Above Ground Outlet

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Vernal Ponds Contained Basin Depressions Lacking a Permanent Above Ground Outlet

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  1. Vernal PondsContained Basin Depressions Lacking a Permanent Above Ground Outlet Small Pool in a shallow Depression of a Wooded Area

  2. Pool Formed by a Flooded Meadow Pool in a Vegetated Wetland

  3. Pool in a Red Maple Swamp Large Pool Among Hills in an Upland Forest

  4. Obligate Vernal Pond Breeders • Wood Frogs • Mole Salamanders • Spotted • Jefferson/Blue Spotted • Marbled • Fairy Shrimp

  5. Spotted SalamanderAmbystoma Maculatum

  6. Spring Migration of Spotted Salamanders

  7. Spotted Salamander Congress

  8. Spotted Salamander Spermatorphores

  9. Spotted Egg Masses Egg Masses Most Often On Vegetation Developing Eggs

  10. Spotted Salamander LarvaeIncomplete Metamorphosis

  11. Other Obligate Mole Salamanders Blue Spotted Salamander

  12. Jefferson Salamander

  13. Marbled Salamander

  14. Wood FrogsRana Sylvatica Adult Females The “Quacking Frog”

  15. Engaged In AmplexusWood Frog Eggs External Fertilization

  16. Wood Frog Communal Egg Masses

  17. Wood frog Metamorphosis Tadpole to frog Tadpoles

  18. Emergent Wood Frog with Tail Remnant

  19. Fairy Shrimp 1 – 2 inch crustaceans that Swim upside down

  20. Spring Peepers Eastern Newts Spadefoot Toad American Toad Fowlers Toad Pickerel Frog Leopard Frog Green Frog Bullfrog Gray Tree Frog Spotted Turtle Blanding’s Turtle Wood Turtle Invertebrates Facultative Vernal Pond Breeders

  21. Facultative Amphibians Spring Peeper Distinguishing characteristics: X Marks the Spot and the Pads on the Toes

  22. Other Facultative Amphibians Fowlers Toad Spadefoot Toad

  23. Leopard Frog Pickerel Frog

  24. Bullfrog Largest New England Frog

  25. Gray Treefrog

  26. American Toad Distinguishing Characteristics Warts White Line down the Center of the Back

  27. Facultative BreedersGreen FrogsCommon Lake/Pond Species Distinguishing Characteristics Green Throat Ridge Lines from Eyes to Hind Legs

  28. Eastern Newts Adult and Juvenile Red Eft

  29. Facultative Reptiles Spotted Turtle Blanding’s Turtle Wood Turtle

  30. Vernal Pond Invertebrates Backswimmer Isopod Dragonfly Nymph

  31. Fingernail Clams and Flat Snails

  32. Threats to Vernal Ponds • Development • Logging • Recreation • Other?

  33. Vernal Pond Certification with Obligate Species • Signed Observation Form • USGS Map + One Other Map • Evidence of Obligate Species • Photo of Pool Holding Water • Photo of Obligate Species Breeding

  34. Certification of Vernal Pond with Facultative Species • Signed Observation Form • USGS Map + One Additional Map • Photos • Photos of Pool Holding Water and the Pool Dry • Photos of two or more Facultative Species

  35. Certification of Dry Vernal Pool • Signed Observation Form • USGS Map + One Other Map • Photos • Photo of the Pool Basis Without Water • Photo of Facultative Species Persistent After Pool Drying such as snail shells, fingernail clam shells, exuvia of dragonflies and damselflies