Forty Acre Rock (S.C.) Stop 3 - Vernal Pools

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Vernal Pools - Red Cedar trees commonly populate these rock outcropping areas. Lichens break down the rock surface, creating the dirt in which plants can grow. Black Rock Moss Haircap Moss, Resurrection Ferns can be seen growing here. Pool Sprites, another type of Endemic, are a species of plant which grows in the water of these rock outcroppings.

Rudy and Jim come across a Green Anole lizard on a tree, and tadpoles feeding in one of the pools of water.   

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