Belfast Garden Club Daytime Program
February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pond life: Under the Ice From Winter Into Spring with Edwin Barkdoll
Do you ever wonder what hides under the ice of a frozen Maine pond? Have you ever witnessed close up the springtime explosion of amphibian life that follows winter? Join Maine Master Naturalist and photographer Edwin Barkdoll for an evening of exploring life under the ice culminating in the annual amphibian emergence and migration. We will examine many creatures, from nearly microscopic crustaceans to the shy salamanders and boisterous frogs who emerge after ice breakup. Expect to leave and never look at a frozen pond with quite the same eyes.
Dr. Barkdoll earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He was a veterinarian at a small Animal Clinic in Ellsworth, Maine from 1996-2019. In retirement, he enjoys combining his expertise in science with his skills in photography.