vernal pool

Mittineague

Meadow (M) to (B)

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 19 photos were taken on Mar 23 2000. The Meadow. A special kind of place in that it is often very wet in the Spring. Is this because the meadow is not Till (non-sorted to poorly sorted, non-stratified mixture) but (well laminated silt, sand and clay) Terrace deposits? The laminated deposits could impede downward water flow and help keep this area wet. This condition favors certain plant species. Look in the walk photos to see Alder trees preparing to blossom.
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Choices from (B)
To the upper terrace (C) by way of the Rail 10 photos Feb 27 2000.
To the upper terrace (C) by way of the Lower Road 14 photos Aug 26 2000.
To (mt) Buffalo Mountain On the road 14 photos Sept 19 2000.
For a geological depiction of the meadow check out the Surficial Geology page.
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the Academy of Natural Sciences
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