Wednesday, November 08, 2006

More Wisconsin Trails




Wisconsin was once covered with forest and still boasts acres of preserved land. It is very easy to see how nature could reclaim the land here. Springtime reminds me of the Southern rain forest, mornings are so humid and there is so much life. But in the autumn, you can see how the vegetation has taken control. Here we can see wild grape vines creating a canopy throughout the shrubs. Time out! Snickers needs a drink of water.

5 comments:

Robert Brinkmann said...

Hi Sharon,
great photos. The professor in me is coming out on this comment. Wisconsin was on the edge of prairie and hardwood forests. It is likely that there were large areas of prairie with some oak forests mixed in. Plus, as you go back in time, say around 8,000 years ago, after the ice melted, it was more coniferous.

The more things change, the more they are different.
(me channeling yogi beara or whatever his name is)

Sharon said...

Did you know we have the oldest red cedar in the world right here in Brown County second only to one found in the Ozarks? Go to this Wisconsin site to read all about it. http://www.wnrmag.com/stories/2005/dec05/forest.htm

Anonymous said...

Wow no green!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Sharon said...

Not too much green up here this time of year. Gives us a change to look for critter holes and bird nests...

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