Learn about breeding habitats with the Mattapoisett Land Trust

Apr 5, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Land Trust is offering an introduction to vernal pools, important breeding habitat for local amphibians and invertebrates, and instructions on how to certify them through two field trips into the Old Aucoot District.

Because of covid precautions, the trips will be divided into two groups of no more than 10 participants each. 

On April 17, the trust will meet at 1:00 or 2:30 p.m. at the Holmes Barn on Angelica Avenue. 

Participants will proceed north through the woods into the protected lands of the Old Aucoot District. 

Then, participants will work with the Land Trust to complete the field work necessary for the state certification of the pool through the commonwealth’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. 

The event is free and open to all, including residents of other towns. 

The Holmes Barn is located a short distance east of the corner of Prospect Road and Angelica Avenue.

Because space is limited, the trust asks that anyone who would like to participate make a reservation at info@mattlandtrust.org

Appropriate attire for the event includes rubber boots and masks. 

The trip will take place rain or shine. 

For more information call 774-377-9191 or email info@mattlandtrust.org.