By Marie Orttenburger
Vernal pools are awe-inspiring ecosystems, and they provide habitats for unique creatures you won’t find anywhere else.
But they’re in danger of being overlooked—most notably by land developers.
Yu Man Lee is a conservationist and zoologist with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory.
She spoke with Great Lakes Echo about vernal pools, and how the Michigan Natural Features Inventory is teaming up with citizen scientists to help protect them.