Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Fall Day in Southwestern IN

I spent a day in Pike and Gibson counties last week. The weather was great for field work.

In the morning I was digging soil data pits in an open ag field. We saw this buck from a distance. Surprisingly, he kept coming closer and closer, eventually circling around us. He was quite majestic.

Here is the fabled confluence of the East and West Forks of the White River. The West Fork is coming in over the sandbar at the top of the picture, the East Fork is coming in from the right. Over 11,109 square miles of central and southern Indiana drain water past this point.

Possumhaw Holly (Ilex decidua) was in fruit on the Wabash floodplain in Gibson County. Persimmons were also in fruit, and we took advantage of that as well.

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