Vernal pools appear in the spring, after winter ice melt and the change of temperatures and seasons occurs. As a result, excess water form pools in woodland areas. The basis of this vernal pool study started with two woodland vernal pools which were assessed over a five week period. These pools had formed in close proximity to each other, but no water connecting the two were ever observed. The larger of the two pools (which we refer to as, Big Buffalo) was closest to the road and was set downhill from the edge of the road. The smaller (or Little Buffalo) vernal pool was another 30 meters away from Big Buffalo and set further into the wooded area.