Promoting the study, appreciation and protection of vernal pools.
Report Amphibian Crossing Data
Want to know what creatures are in your vernal pool? Check out our Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools. This guide covers the identification and natural history of most of the vertebrates and invertebrates found in New England vernal pools. The guide is useful for other areas of the country as well. View a sample page (in pdf format) and then order your own copy from the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. VPA does not sell single copies.
Classroom Sets of Field Guides!
Classroom Special on Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools.
On March 1, 2010, a new vernal pool themed book aimed at the younger set (5-9) was released. It is written by Sarah Lamstein and
illustrated by Carol Benioff. The book is the story of a young boy and his efforts to protect salamanders on a migration night, Big Night, as they migrate from the woods to cross a road to
get to their vernal pool. More information is at Sarah's website. It is available from Amazon and other locations.
T-shirts are once again available online!
Please consider donating to the Vernal Pool Association by becoming a contributing member. Your support helps us to continue our mission of educating the public, agencies, and law makers to the significance of vernal pools and their associated organisms to the ecosystem.
More information here.
Poster Outreach Project
VPA will work with you to create a poster for your community
Amphibian Crossing Signs
Signs for migration nights