A Cinco de Mayo Visit to the Pool

Vernal Pool on May 5th

Vernal Pool on May 5th

On May 5th, Mrs. McLoughlin’s fifth graders from Field School took a tour of the Case Campus. Among our stops was the vernal pool. On this day, we observed one adult frog in the water. It jumped underneath a log quickly so we were not able to note what type of frog it was. We also observed some type of film all over the water. Any ideas on what might have happened to the water surface? In a trap that Ms. Erickson left out, there were two predaceous diving beetles. One was very large, probably about two inches in length. And underneath a log nearby the pool, we spotted a sowbug. Lots of changes keep occurring over a very short period of time!

A sowbug

A sowbug

A pair of predaceous diving beetles

A pair of predaceous diving beetles

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3 thoughts on “A Cinco de Mayo Visit to the Pool

  1. Room 2 looked at your posting of the changes to the vernal pool. The following are some of our thoughts:
    Is the change in the weather effecting the vernal pool? It is warmer now!
    It rained yesterday morning, did it stir the pool up?
    Is the vernal pool drying up?
    Is there air under the leaves in the vernal pool?
    Is it the pollen falling into the vernal pool? We are all sneezing in Room 2!

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