|Spotted Salamander Egg Mass|
|Wood Frog Egg Mass|
|Wood Frog Female|
My plan is to return early in the morning and hopefully I'll be able to find some spotted salamander adults to photograph.
|Wood Frog Male|
Vernal pools are usually temporary pools of water and are usually devoid of fish. This allows the safe development of amphibians and insect species. Although being dry at times, once they fill with water they teamed with life. They are the breeding ground for many species of frogs and toads and salamanders. In the late winter and in early spring fairy shrimp are common inhabitants of the pools. See my previous blog http://photobee1.blogspot.com/2011/03/wood-frog-and-vernal-pools.html