April vernal pool visit

April 16, 2012

After a dry winter out at the field site,  recent April showers have filled the pools to their highest point of the season. This photo shows a subset of the native flowers that are just above the inundation line while some have been completely submerged.  We will be returning to the site in a couple of weeks  to conduct vegetation surveys and to see the impact these late rains had on the vernal pools.