Seasonal wetland that are separated from other bodies of water
Usually dry up by summer’s end
Meet hydric soil, hydrology, flora criteria
What is a vernal pool?
Better definition A mini ecosystem that plays out every spring. A small but dynamic, wetland that fills with water, blossoms with life and hosts a cacophony of sounds and a plethora of life forms every spring, only to disappear into the forest floor every autumn. Who lives or uses a vernal pool?
Team up with local watershed group (www.ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/groups/) and/or county soil and water conservation district (www.dnr.state.oh.us/soilandwater/default/swcds/default/tabid/9093/Default.aspx)