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The Vanishing Ponds of Spring


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Did you know that some ponds contain water only during certain times of the year? Vernal ponds create a unique home for many amazing creatures. Join us in the classroom and woods as we explore myriad macroinvertebrates and others that call this temporary water “home.”

Dip nets and microscopes will be available for use in a guided pond-dipping experience. Learn about citizen scientist opportunities in Oakland County to better understand the vernal ponds right in your neighborhood. Warm beverages will be served. Appropriate for school-aged children through adults. Dress for the weather. Muck boots or other waterproof footwear is recommended. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.