The Brief Wondrous Life of Vernal Pools



Yes, folks, spring is technically here. But as temperatures warm, what happens to all that snow melt and spring rain?  In this hour of All Sides, we’ll explore the hidden world of vernal pools–the endangered, ephemeral bodies of water that form every spring to host hundreds of creatures, and then disappear.


  • David Celebrezze, Director of Air & Water Special Projects for the Ohio Environmental Council
  • Mick Micacchion, wetland ecologist with the Midwest Biodiversity Institute
  • Mark Dilley, founder of wetland consulting firm, Mad Scientist Associates

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