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Woodland Pool Wildlife: A Photo Identification Guide

A woodland pool

Woodland Pool Wildlife: A Photo Identification Guide


This guide includes the group of wildlife that depends on woodland pools for breeding (mole salamanders, wood frog and fairy shrimp) and a number of other animals that use pool habitat for different life activities. More comprehensive guides to wildlife, vernal pools and wetland plants may be needed to identify the rich diversity of life that thrives in this habitat.

For more information: The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State (Gibbs et al. 2007)
A Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools (Kenney and Burne 2001)