Lincoln’s Woodland Vernal Pools

Lincoln's Woodland Vernal Pools


Monday, February 28, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Big Night is approaching and you may be asking yourself, why are there ducks quacking at night in March or April?

Join Michele Grzenda, Lincoln’s Conservation Director as she shares a virtual presentation on vernal pools. What are they? Why should we protect them? These seasonal wetlands are home to an array of plants, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and other wildlife. Michele will begin with an introduction to the ecology of these pools and discuss the natural history of the organisms inhabiting them. Michele will also teach us how to identify frogs by their ‘trills’ and ‘croaks’.

Learn why these seasonal wetlands should be protected and what you can do to help! This is a free program and all are welcome. Please register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom Meeting Information.

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Michele Grzenda is the Conservation Director for the Town of Lincoln where she blends the fields of environmental regulation, open space protection, and land management.  Her curiosity of nature came from growing up beside a wooded wetland in southern Massachusetts. As a child, Michele spent countless days wading waist deep in wetlands and these explorations led her to landing a career in conservation. Her true calling is sharing her enthusiasm for all creatures great and small with others.  Michele has taught nature trips and classes for Mass Audubon, Appalachian Mountain Club, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and other non-profits. Michele is also the President of MA Society of Municipal Conservation Professionals and former resident of Lincoln.

Stay tuned! LLCT and Walden Woods Project are co-hosting an in-person vernal pool program in late April. Michele Grzenda and Matt Burne will lead a group through one of Lincoln’s vernal pools. More information and registration link coming soon! 

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