“Little Quarter Mile” – Wharton State Forest
Directions: Route 206 N to Chew Rd right on Sandy Causeway, 1.5 miles left on dirt road, .25 miles to vernal pool
GPS location: N 39.72385/ W 74.77576
Local name: Unknown (we named it Little Quarter Miles because it appears to be the beginnings of another 1/4 Mile which will be covered in a later blog)
What is going on at this site: The area was opened up after a forest fire several years ago. It was a vernal pool but now resembles just a mud hole. There is activity here day and night with 4 x 4 trucks and ATVs. The area is even frequented by families with small children. Several campfire locations, scattered clothing, trash, beer and soda cans and bottles.
What is there: Invasive phragmites, phragmites australis.
Native Species: Green and Southern Leopard Frogs