Amphibians need water to mate. Spring rains fill temporary wetlands, known as vernal pools, that amphibians LOVE! Join Conservancy naturalists for an exploration of the frogs, toads, and salamanders who use the wetlands at Conoy Wetlands for breeding. We will take a short hike off-trail that will require a little bush whacking. We can expect (hope) to hear a number of different amphibians calling and see some of them as well!
Keith Williams, Naturalist and Community Engagement Coordinator, Lancaster Conservancy
Keith is an environmental educator, naturalist, writer and photographer. He has a BS in Environmental Biology from Kutztown University and MS in Ecological Teaching and Learning from the Lesley University Audubon Expedition Institute. Keith was the founding Director of Education and is the past Executive Director of the NorthBay Education Foundation, one of the largest outdoor education programs in the US. He has served on the National Social Emotional Learning in Environmental Education Working Group, was appointed to the Maryland Governors Environmental Literacy Committee, and served on the Board of the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education for 12 years.
Where to Meet
The Northwest River Trail parking area at the end of Prescot Road. Find directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/1aXVYHsehmc6s2RE7
What to Expect
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Easy hike, with a small section off-trail. A port-o-john is available onsite. This event will be held rain or shine, with cancellations for severe weather made on-site at the time of the event.
What to Bring
Wear waterproof boots or shoes that can get wet and muddy. Bring water and a snack.
Phone: (717) 392-7891
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve
Bainbridge, Pennsylvania 17500