vernal pool

Mittineague

Penninsula (E) to (F)

There are no plants in blossom on December 9th.
The earliest date currently listed is Mar 15, and the latest date is Nov 11
This series of 21 photos were taken on July 1 2000. They begin at the southern end of the penninsula at the bend in the Westfield river and go to the Fill. As much as I love the park, and especially this part of it, I must be fair. As wrong as it is to walk off-trail, Mom is right,something could happen. Except during the colder times of the year I always, yes always, find Ticks! I have never found a deer tick (the vector for lyme disease), but they're unwanted company just the same. And just stop moving a bit too long and.... Mosquitoes! They are annoying and unwanted as well. On the bright side, the penninsula supports a large group of sycamore trees in the depression. It's probably the closest you can get to water level without getting your feet wet.
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Choices from (F)
To (D) from (F), the Fill 21 photos Feb 27 2000.
Looking north along the fill are many Vernal Pools 14 photos Mar 23 2000.
For a geological depiction of the penninsula check out the Surficial Geology page.
To learn more about Insects
The Mosquito is important in a disease's proliferation. Go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ArboInfo.htm
The Tick at Iowa State's Deer Tick Gallery
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