Wood Frog (Rana sylvaticus) lives in small vernal pools in Maine’s north woods. They are the first to breed in the spring…as their homes often dry up in summer and then they can only be found under logs and dead leaves. Wood Frog link
Sometimes no more than a “puddle” in the forest, vernal pool are an important habitat for many species. Maine’s vernal pools
Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.