Monday, August 03, 2009

Cedar Bog

Sunday I visited Cedar Bog in Springfield, Ohio. This is a great place to visit. It is named for the White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) that ring the wetland. This must be about the furthest south that they naturally occur.Impatiens capensis (Jewelweed) with the evening sun behind it.

Kalm's Lobelia (Lobelia kalmii) growing in the sedge meadow.

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion) was a surprise to find growing in the sedge meadow, but then again, many prairie plants find a home in fens.

Joy on the boardwalk. The loop trail is all boardwalk, which is much nicer than wading through muck, marl, and peat or hopping from tussock to tussock. It was nice to take Joy to a fen to see some of the cool plants without getting messy.

Allium cernuum again

An American Kestrel flying off with his catch

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