Julie Reeder
The Skunk Hollow Vernal Pool is a protected preserve in French Valley near Pourroy and Murrieta Hot Springs roads managed by the Center for Natural Land Management. The 33 acre pool, and its surrounding land is home to a unique ecosystem that is teeming with life – notably the rare and endangered Riverside fairy shrimp species. Shane Gibson photo

The Skunk Hollow Vernal Pool is a protected preserve in French Valley near Pourroy and Murrieta Hot Springs roads managed by the Center for Natural Land Management. The 33 acre pool, and its surrounding land is home to a unique ecosystem that is teeming with life – notably the rare and endangered Riverside fairy shrimp species. Shane Gibson photo