Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Volo, let's go!
Once a year I trek out to Volo Bog to visit certain plants that live there. I can't talk about what they are or where they grow, but rest assured they are all happy and healthy this year. I've never been to Volo in the spring before; it's a very different place, much less vegetation obscuring the peat mat and a lot more water, fewer flowers but more birds, less poison sumac trying to taint me along the boardwalk. The waterline at the bog's eye almost obscured the entire measuring stick (such that there was no way to read the actual water level). The best part was that it was 60 degrees instead of the usual 95 I experience there in July.
Canada geese babies do synchronized butt-chewing
Dodecatheon meadia, shooting star