Backyard Almanac: vernal ponds aren't out of the woods - metaphorically speaking

May 14, 2021

Credit JR Kelsey. Used with permission.

The first half of May (remember, lately the first and second halves of the month are dramatically different from one another) wraps up with cooler than normal temps and no rain.

And while May continues with warblers and wildflowers, birds and blossoms, spiders and sparrows - the continuing lack of rain is bad news for the vernal pools and the plants, animals and insects that depend on them.

Credit Courtney Celley, USFWS Midwest