Join the Scarborough Land Trust and the Amphibian and Reptile Trust International ( in discovering the secrets of vernal pool wetlands on Saturday, April 1, at Broadturn Farm at 10:30 a.m. The program will be one hour and will be mostly out in the field, boots are recommended. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $5/person. The program is for individuals ages 16 or older. Tickets are available at: Further program details will be sent to registrants.

Vernal Pools are seasonal, temporary wetlands are vital breeding habitat for several salamander and frog species in Maine. The first part of the workshop will discuss vernal pools (unheated barn) and the second part in the field exploring several vernal pools on Scarborough Land Trust property. The instructor is Greg LeClair. LeClair is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maine where he studies environmental DNA applications for endangered species. He has been working in the field of herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles) since 2014. LeClair created and manages the Maine Big Night, a community science project focused on monitoring and assisting road-crossing of amphibians throughout the State.

For more information about the Scarborough Land Trust and how to become a supporter, visit or call (207) 289-1199.

The Scarborough Land Trust is a community based, nonprofit organizaton.