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Ephemeral ponds, otherwise known as vernal pools or ephemeral wetlands, are known for the changes in water they experience! As winter snow melts in the spring, water collects in these areas in ponds, and create temporary habitats for wildlife such as amphibians, reptile, insects, birds, and many others! These creatures rely on these temporarily wet areas for food, reproduction, and security.

Black Mountain - sntsk'il'nten Regional Park has many of these vernal pools - see if you can spot them when you're there next!

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