For a project funded by a generous National Fish and Wildlife grant, we begin breaking ground on a series of stormwater projects at Daniels Run Elementary in Fairfax, Virginia.
Day 1: September 29th, 2012
Breaking ground on a vernal pool construction project!
Something tells me this isn’t the first time we’ve lost Kris down a hole…
Kris pulled out a few volunteers that eagerly inhabited the hole that was used to check the soil profile and test percolation. I guess they are impatiently awaiting their new home! We relocated a few pickerel frogs (Lithobates palustris) to a nearby constructed wetland that was part of an earlier schoolyard greening project.
Relocating natives — we work to find new homes for the goldenrod and chestnut oaks that were at the site of our vernal pool creation project.
All in a days work! Digging out a vernal pool by hand (aka people-power) requires a lot of physical labor.
Day 2: September 30th, 2012
[ Creating a Vernal Pool at Daniels Run ES (Part 2) ]