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Old 04-17-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Tree2 Vernal pool on my parents farm.

This place has always been magical for me. I'm fansinated seeing the trees and last Autumns leaves under clear glass like water.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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I din't see any frogs but I sure could hear them. The water is full of life.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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Tree cavities and snaggs, nesting sites.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #4
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Woodland flowers, young nature lover, brambles.
Is that garlic mustard?
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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Such a small area but big habitat. Too bad it's shrinking.
There wooded area use to be much bigger on the North side, not my parents farm. But the new owners cut it all down. That and an acre of trees on land to hilly to farm but they farm it any way. The woods on the right side belongs to different neighbors.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
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Milkweed,
Great photos! Thanks for sharing them.

Is it possible for you to add to this thread as the seasons change, vernal pond in summer, fall, & winter?

Sure would be fun to see the seasonal changes through your marvelous photos. Perhaps your young nature lover would like to help out?

What a pretty area, no wonder you enjoy it so much.

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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Vernal ponds are fun to explore. I sat by one the other night watching newts feeding underwater with my flashlight for a while until I heard the peepers start singing.. I kicked back, turned off the light and watched the stars while being serenaded. It was pure peaceful beauty.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:13 AM   #8
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Oh milkweed, how heavenly. Are you able to visit your parents regularly? Such a wonderful place for children to explore.

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Invasive Species: Plants - Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

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