Winter at the vernal pools

January 11, 2012

Germination is in full swing at the California vernal pool field site!  Many of the native annuals are in their tiny germinant stage hunkering down for a wet winter to engulf their pools.   The most recent visit to the site was a success with all pools flagged, germinants counted and litter depths manipulated.  Now we all have our finger crossed that the skies will soon open up bringing more snow to the mountains and rain in the valley.