Did you ever catch tadpoles in a pond when you were a kid? Or watch insects glide just under the surface of a creek? Recording this episode brought me back to the magic of those childhood moments, AND I got sooo many vernal pool questions answered.
Here are a few of them: What is a vernal pool, and how is it different from other bodies of water? What kinds of creatures live in and around vernal pools? What the heck is a flower phase? When's the best time of year to see vernal pools? Where can these pools be found (both inside and outside of California)? What is that squiggly thing in the water? What do flatworms have to do with Pink Floyd, and how are solitary bees like hobbits?
Here are a few resources I mention in the episode:
Follow me on Instagram @goldenstatenaturalist.
Support Golden State Naturalist on Patreon here.
My website is www.goldenstatenaturalist.com
The theme song is called "i dunno" by grapes. You can find that as well as the creative commons license here.
--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Note: This transcript was made by a robot and not reviewed by a human. I hope it's still useful!