A new floating platform for Boggs Lake will give visitors the opportunity to experience up close a vernal pool and its unique ecosystem. Imagine standing on top of water, watching Western Pond Turtles for the first time, learning that they are so rare they’re a species of special concern. You see salamanders, frogs and fairy shrimp and learn that much of the life active around you has spent the recent dry season as eggs, seeds or cysts. You’re fascinated by the variety of birds and learn they use the pool as a seasonal source of not only water but food. You’re turned onto nature for life.
Lake County Land Trust
Wildlife Observation Platform
California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, 2019