Franklin, MA Nature Blog
This blog is run and managed by the Franklin, MA Conservation Commission and allows nature-lovers to share their experiences at the natural areas in Franklin, MA. Citizens science is a popular and effective means of obtaining data in which information is gathered from educated, but “non-professional”, individuals. The purpose of this blog is to gather information about the amazing natural areas in Franklin and to create a sense of pride and connection between the residents and land. If you would like to report your own nature findings, feel free to submit a message using the button to the right.
What are vernal pools, and why are they so important to various species in nature? A few weeks ago, I could not have answered that question, but after researching and exploring these pools, I am eager to share the information. Vernal pools, also known as “seasonal depression wetlands”, are wetlands that have a seasonal cycleContinue reading “Vernal Pools”
January 23, 2020 on land owned by the Town of Franklin off Maple Street. Spotted deer tracks and droppings when checking on the beaver activity on a Town owned lot. For more information on White-tailed deer, click this link: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/42394/22162580#habitat-ecology
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