Vernal Pools: Our Backyard Ecosystem

Speaker Ian Ives
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – 5:00 PM

VERNAL POOLS: OUR BACKYARD ECOSYSTEM-Vernal Pools are seasonal depressional wetlands that are scattered around the Cape Cod landscape. They are home to a variety of secretive creatures and are essential to the lifecycle of many species of frogs and salamanders. Discover their unique characteristics and the life they support.

Ian Ives is the Director at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture, Ashumet Holly, Barnstable Great Marsh and Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuaries on Cape Cod. His job responsibilities include overall management of the sanctuaries and staff, community outreach, advocacy, environmental stewardship and education. One of his primary goals is to engage the community in Mass Audubon’s mission work and expand activities at the wildlife sanctuaries he oversees. He holds a Master’s degree in conservation biology from Antioch University – New Hampshire.

Ian has a strong background in wetland restoration and endangered species management and is leading environmental advocacy and conservation projects across the Cape to help protect rare wildlife and threatened natural resources they depend on. Formerly, Ian was a Field Biologist for Hyla Ecological Services in Concord MA and was a zookeeper at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

Reservations are available by clicking HERE.  Zoom link will be sent 1 hour prior to the start of the talk, you can join 15 minutes before the start.

Admission: $10, Members are Free