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Old 12-30-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default A Treasure Trove of 1908 Data on the then “Virgin” Woods

Stephen Packard, a local restoration expert and leader of the volunteer stewards programs, has entered another tidbit of amazing information at his blog https://woodsandprairie.blogspot.com...mme-woods.html .

Great pictures and information.

The Unexpected Discovery of Somme Woods


A Treasure Trove of 1908 Data on the then “Virgin” Woods
Oh, Frank. That is way, way too modest. The paper is revolutionary. He cites as a forerunner a paper by Cowles that took an “ecological” approach. But that paper, while presenting plants in ecological communities, considered plants only. In contrast, Baker takes an early stab at documenting not just the communities of mollusks but also the associated plants, insects, birds, amphibians, and more. I wonder if anything like this had ever been done? And to think that we now have it – for the very area we are trying to learn to restore.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:39 PM   #2
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Nice find, Gloria.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:22 PM   #3
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Packard's blog is great.
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