Steve Faccio, co-founder of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, presents a slide lecture on the life in our vernal pools as part of FCA’s “Secret Lives” series on Upper Valley wildlife and habitats. Steve is a Conservation Biologist with wide-ranging interests and skills as a scientist, naturalist, writer, and photographer. Much of his work at VCE is focused on forest ecology, including long-term population monitoring of forest songbirds here and at their wintering grounds in Costa Rica, as well as the ecology of pool-breeding amphibians. He is a major State resource for vernal pool mapping and conservation.
Steve and his volunteers have been monitoring the rich habitats and fascinating creatures found in Upper Valley vernal pools for many years, including several in Fairlee and West Fairlee.