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Vernal Pools of Lilly Pond

  • Lilly Pond Community Forest - street address is approximated 237 High St Bath, ME, 04530 United States (map)

Join KELT to discover the Springtime Splendor for Amphibians!

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Saturday, May 11 at 1:00pm

Lilly Pond Community Forest in Bath

A vernal pool is a seasonal, fish-free pool of water that provides valuable habitat for a variety of plants and wildlife. Participants will explore the basics of what makes a vernal pool and discover the interesting critters that make these important seasonal habitats their home.

Maine Master Naturalist volunteers, Betsy Winslow, Alan Seamans, and Becky Kolak, will lead participants sharing information about vernal pools' ecological significance and how to identify different critters that live in these special habitats.

Come ready to hike off trail and listen for chorusing amphibians calling for their springtime sweethearts!


Lilly Pond Community Forest in Bath’s south end will serve as an excellent backdrop to explore Maine’s vernal pools.

Registration is required due to the limited class size. Please sign-up by calling KELT at 207-442-8400 or using the Google Form below.

This is a light-rain or shine event and the course framework is geared for adults and children 10 years old and older. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing appropriate to hike off trail on uneven terrain.

To get to Lilly Pond, take High Street south and turn left onto Marshall Street, where parking is available at Goddard Park on the left. Then walk south on High Street approximately 500 feet, just past Getchell Street, to preserve entry at the wooden stairs on the right.

This event is free and open to public thanks to the generosity of The Merrymeeting Bay Trust.