Cesi vernal pools event

The Forest Awakens: Vernal Pools and Early Birds

  • Heath, MA

  • April 20th from 10am to 11:30

  • Free

Join FLT and Cesi Marseglia at the Betty Maitland Memorial Forest to learn about vernal pool ecology and newly returned waterfowl, as well as frogs and salamanders. Bring footwear that can get muddy, and your binoculars!

This program has applied for support from the Heath Cultural Council and the Charlemont-Hawley Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

This event is part of the Nature Explorers Series. The series offers a unique opportunity for community members to deepen their understanding of nature. Attendees can expect to explore various aspects of local ecosystems, discover the intricate relationships between different species, and develop a greater appreciation for biodiversity.

The Nature Explorers series is led by Cesi Marseglia, a local naturalist, gardener, and student of the wild world. He studied New England ecology and animal tracking at Hampshire College, has worked with native plants for close to a decade, and was formerly a nature educator for children. Introducing others to life in the forest in ways they’ve never seen it before is his thrill. He loves observing nature, and spends his free time in the woods, documenting and learning new things. Cesi lives in Ashfield with his loving partner, Liam, and introverted black cat, Mina.