[To see stories and photos from other years, see the links on the main Wetland page.]
1-3-2005 In winter, water from the springs freezes and expands in between the sedges.
1/17/2005 Watercress (not native) grows in the streams and stays green all winter.
1/23/2005 The sedge meadow has an interesting texture when it’s covered with snow.
3/6/2005 Spring flood
3/28/2005 Spring flood
5/6/2005 Sandpiper – I think a Solitary Sandpiper
6/19/2005 Canada Anemone
7/18/2005 This is the Reed Canary Grass area that I sprayed last fall. I threw down wet prairie seeds over the winter, and now they’re coming up.
8/8/2005 Wild Parsnip coming up between Common Milkweed
8/8/2005 Blue Vervain blooming in one of the sprayed areas. This species comes in very fast when there’s no competition. After a few years, when the other plants get bigger, it won’t be so dominant.
8/15/2005 Joe Pye Weed
8/27/2005 Blue Vervain in the area that was sprayed last fall.
8/27/2005 Reed Canary Grass – this is why it’s such a problem plant – once it’s growing, nothing else can grow there.
8/27/2005 We mowed the area east of the driveway.
9/26/2005 It’s greened up now, so we’ve sprayed it, and I’ll plant there this winter.