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Cape Ann Vernal Pond

The Cape Ann  Vernal Pond Team is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to vernal pond conservation and education since 1990.cavpt 2013 newsletter

Our focus is vernal ponds.  The issue is the preservation of wildlife habitat, which is ultimately about the health of the planet.

The temporary nature of vernal ponds often belies their importance. Countless plants and animals live in vernal ponds. Insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals visit to drink, feed, breed and nest. Some species such as spotted salamanders, wood frogs and fairy shrimp are totally dependent on this habitat.

Check out our past newsletters: 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; and 2009.

Upcoming Events


Cape Ann Farmers Market – Snake Display

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market includes over 72 food and craft vendors featuring local farms, prepared and ready made foods, jams and jellies, fresh salsa, homemade pasta, local cheese, honey, sausage and maple syrup and tons more! We also feature live music, work by local artists, educational booths, a weekly children’s activity sponsored by Cape Ann Art Haven , cooking demonstrations, and Seafood Throw-down cooking contests, which create a festive, community-building atmosphere. Come on down and shop, play, stroll, picnic, swim or just relax at beautiful Stage Fort Park where the view alone is nourishment for the soul.

Coolidge Reservation – Live Animal Presentation

What makes Coolidge Reservation a special place? Perched on the peninsula known as Coolidge Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Coolidge Reservation showcases an unusual variety of natural settings in a relatively small area. Within its 66 acres, breathtaking vistas await as you explore rocky outcrops, woodlands, wetlands, a sandy beach, and the open expanse of the Ocean Lawn. This notable collection of diverse habitats harbors an assortment of plant and wildlife species.

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