Amazingly swamp, fen, bog, marsh can all be experienced during a thirty minute walk within this preserve. Here we are traversing a swamp …
…buoyed along on planking from recycled plastic.
The founders of this place, from a dairy farming family, strove for years to protect the water sources from encroachment by development, primary a duplicate of a gravel pit found on the other side of the Fall Creek valley.
This former acidic rainwater, percolating through glacial till, is buffered and chemically altered to create these multiform environments.
Water, flowing quietly, almost soundlessly, with powerful effect.
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2 thoughts on “Flowing water”
Oh, what a nice adventure! Love all the green. These trips are a luxury in this pandemic. Thank you for sharing! I wish I can see this place and marvel at the plants, too.
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Good to hear from you, Markus. There are more posts to come on this subject…..
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