1996 Enchanted Rock Thomas Mathis

Vernal pools are depressions in the rock formed by centuries of weathering. These fragile ecosystems collect wind-blown soil and rainwater. Fertilized eggs of tiny invertebrates awaken from total disiccation with seasonal rains. Young Thomas Mathis views an emerging pool of moss while grass grows in a more developed pool at his back.

In 1993, Young Thomas Mathis views an emerging pool of moss while grass grows in a more developed pool at his back. The pools are formed by centuries of weathering. These fragile ecosystems collect wind-blown soil and rainwater. Fertilized eggs of tiny invertebrates awaken from total disiccation with seasonal rains.

Vernal pools are depressions in the rock formed by centuries of weathering. These fragile ecosystems collect wind-blown soil and rainwater. Fertilized eggs of tiny invertebrates awaken from total disiccation with seasonal rains. Young Thomas Mathis views an emerging pool of moss while grass grows in a more developed pool at his back.