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County land conservancy to host vernal pool hike

Educational hike to take place April 13 at private residence

Participants will get an up-close view of creatures such as frogs, fairy shrimp and toads at the vernal pool hike.
Participants will get an up-close view of creatures such as frogs, fairy shrimp and toads at the vernal pool hike.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is hosting a hike in Harvard in which participants can explore vernal pools, which are temporary bodies of water that house species such as frogs, fairy shrimp and toads.

Individuals and families are welcome to attend.

The hike will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 13.

The hike takes place on the property of a private residence in Harvard and costs $5 a person.

Participants will receive the address upon registration at www.ConserveMC.org or by calling TLC at 815-337-9502.

Vernal pools are a wetland habitat that reach their maximum depth in spring. Guests will be able to see the different species in the pool and learn more about them. Participants are encouraged to dress to get muddy and dirty.

For information about the Vernal Pool Hike, visit www.ConserveMC.org or call TLC’s office.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based, nonprofit conservation land trust that preserves more than 2,500 acres of scenic, agricultural and natural lands forever.

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