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Vernal Pool Series Part 2: Night Hike at Towner Hill

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Great Hollow’s naturalist, John Foley, and our co-hosts from the Naromi Land Trust for a fun hike to two vernal pools to learn about what’s known as “The Big Night”. With our flashlights in hand, we will search for salamanders, wood frogs, and egg masses. The date is tentative because weather conditions need to be just right (light rain with temperatures in the mid to high 40s), but with any luck, you’ll get to witness the yearly mass migration of spotted salamanders and wood frogs. We will meet at the White Silo Winery in Sherman (32 Route 37) and then carpool just up the street to the Naromi Land Trust’s Towner Hill Preserve. The hike is somewhat steep in some sections. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp, rain gear, and sturdy boots. Kid friendly and recommended! No dogs, please. Reserve a space and sign up to receive updates about the date and time by emailing John at gro.w1558285094olloh1558285094taerg1558285094@yelo1558285094fj1558285094. Free for members and non-members.

Part 3 in the series will include a daytime visit to these vernal pools, for anyone who is unable to make the night hike or would rather go in the daylight.


April 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Towner Hill Preserve
35 CT-37
Sherman, CT 06784 United States


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
(203) 546-7789