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Animals & Plants

Many of the plants and animals that occupy vernal pools can live nowhere else. They require the extremes of soggy winters and desiccating summers. Some can only live in vernal pools because they do not support fish or other ferocious predators. 

Common Vernal Pool Animals

Rare Vernal Pool Animals  

Common Vernal Pool Plants

Rare Vernal Pool Plants

Endangered Species Information

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