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Old 05-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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Kettle Moraine Southern Unit, Dousman WI, http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/land/...pecific/kms/ I focused on exploring the Lake Ottawa area. There is a beautiful fen at that site. The uplands weren't too shabby either if I don't say so myself.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:58 AM   #2
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I know I have some photos of some of the natural springs in the state forest too.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:10 PM   #3
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This is a plant you don't see a lot of.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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The Anemone quinquefolia is quite at home in that setting. Very nice photos.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:08 AM   #5
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Thanks. Here are some more photos of plants we don't see a lot of anymore.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:14 AM   #6
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More into the fen.
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I like the lushness of the last photo. Is that skunk cabbage?
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Yes it is! Good for you for spotting that. Beautiful isn't it! Here's three more.
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The last photo above was a natural spring. Here are more natural springs.
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Getting toward the end of the photos.
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