Susquehannock Wildlife Society began their second round of habitat assessments to record the warm Summer season wildlife species that may not have been present during the cooler Spring assessments. The abundance of rain we’ve received in the past couple of weeks has created vernal pools at some sites.
Vernal pool in a Harford County park.
Vernal pools are temporary wetland environments caused by pooling water during a wet season. Vernal pools are important to amphibious species, such as frogs and salamanders, who rely on shallow water sources to breed and spawn. The summer habitat assessments are expected to report a high presence of amphibious and aquatic species due to the heavy rains this summer.
The Eastern Spadefoot Toad and the Spotted Salamander rely on shallow water for breeding and spawning.
The first draft of the Green Infrastructure Plan is almost complete! We will be reviewing the draft and discussing implementation strategies at our next Open House, September 27, 2018. The Open House will be held at Harford Community College in the Chesapeake Center, from 5:30-7:30pm.
Please note that refreshments will not be provided during the event. There are vending machines located in the Chesapeake Center for your use.