• (adj): Of or characteristic of or occurring in spring.
    Example: "The vernal equinox"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on vernal:

Branchinecta Lynchi
... The vernal pool fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi, is a species of freshwater crustacean in the family Branchinectidae ... states of Oregon and California, living in vernal pools ... Vernal pool fairy shrimp are listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List ...
Conservancy Fairy Shrimp - Additional Information and References
... of Fish Game, California Vernal Pool Assessment, Preliminary Report Eriksen, C.H ... The geographic and edaphic distribution of vernal pools in the Great Central Valley, California ... Vernal pools ...
Units of The Central Utah Project - Vernal Unit
... The Vernal Unit is located near the city of Vernal in the Ashley Valley of northeastern Utah ... The Vernal Unit provides a supplemental water supply for the irrigation of about 14,781 acres (59.82 km2) as well as 1,600 acre feet (2,000,000 m3) of municipal and ... Construction of the Vernal Unit began in 1959 and was completed in 1963 ...
Vernal, Utah - Notable Buildings
... The Bank of Vernal (aka the 'Parcel Post' Bank) Building (3 West Main Street) is a registered historical building in the Uintah County Landmark ... Also known as "the Bank that was sent by Mail", the Bank of Vernal was constructed in 1916-1917 by William H ... Coltharp, a Vernal businessman and entrepreneur ...
Mima Mounds - Vernal Pools
... Vernal pools are shallow surficial depressions that seasonally fill with water during winter and spring rains and dry up during dry summer months ... Vernal pools form where a impermeable or very slowly permeable layer underlies small and shallow depressions and creates a perched water table ... Within California, vernal pools are quite commonly associated with Mima Mounds ...

More definitions of "vernal":

  • (adj): Suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh.
    Synonyms: youthful

Famous quotes containing the word vernal:

    The birds their quire apply; airs, vernal airs,
    Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune
    The trembling leaves, while universal Pan,
    Knit with the Graces and the Hours in dance,
    Led on th’ eternal Spring.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Some people are like ants. Give them a warm day and a piece of ground and they start digging. There the similarity ends. Ants keep on digging. Most people don’t. They establish contact with the soil, absorb so much vernal vigor that they can’t stay in one place, and desert the fork or spade to see how the rhubarb is coming and whether the asparagus is yet in sight.
    Hal Borland (1900–1978)