Friday, April 8, 2016

UVM'S Carse Wetlands Natural Area-photos

UVM'S Carse Wetlands Natural Area, photos (Hinesburg, VT.). Friday Field Walk, April 8, 2016. Hosted by Sean Beckett and Alicia Daniel. 

Early on the walk, the group viewed an American Kestrel and a Northern Harrier (either immature or a female)

Long row of large Black Locust
along the road.





UVM Friday Field Walk attendees: Ellen, Chuck, Catherine (sp?), Emma, Sam, Karen, Alicia, Julia, Sonyia, Allison, Sean, Bernie.


Some just came along for the ride.



   The barn is privately owned however the owner gave permission to view it up close. English style barn, built perhaps mid 1800's and perhaps moved here around 1950's. Small size of the barn, its placement on a hill side (for efficiency and utilization) style of roof and general structure help place its time of origin.















The UVM Carse land ownership history.
Approx. 300 acres.










Wolf Tree or Witness Tree
Swamp White Oak


The Eye of the Swamp Oak was
ever upon us. 




Receiving some wisdom from this ancient and wise tree.



Telling the lands use history in date sequence.




17 foot circumference





















                                               Nature's Monet













We viewed a bowl shaped depression that was once a sandpit. Sand removed to build a road to the swamp cedars to cut them down.








                                           

                              Nature's Art











Bernie publishes short stories and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community.