Why are vernal pools important?

Vernal pools provide an essential habitat for portions of the life cycles of many species. They are important water sources for wildlife and act as links in the overland passage of amphibians and reptiles. Vernal pools also play a vital role in maintaining both local and global biodiversity. Rare amphibian and reptile species are known to be present in Boxborough’s vernal pools.

Show All Answers

1. What is a vernal pool?
2. Why are vernal pools important?
3. Why should I have my vernal pool certified?