[To see stories and photos from other years, see the links on the main Wetland page.]
8/13/2010 The biggest excitement we had this year was the night that Richard’s friend Phil came to visit. We had a hard rainstorm during the night, and when he tried to drive out the next morning, this is what he saw. We later found out that we had gotten about 6 inches of rain in that 1 1/2 hour storm. The creek was rushing over the driveway at the culvert, and it had also created several new channels.
8/13/2010 The view of the flooding creek from Sumac Prairie
8/13/2010 another view from above
8/13/2010 A view of the creek flowing over the driveway. The widest stretch of water going over the driveway is an entirely new channel.
8/13/2010 The water went down within a few hours and we could inspect the damage.
8/13/2010 This new path for the creek kept flowing for a while longer.
8/13/2010 Phil – showing off the damage
8/13/2010 We finally fixed it enough that Phil could get out.
8/14/2010 The part of the planted wetland where I’m weeding Parsnip by hand. It’s in pretty good shape now – only a few days of work to pull all the parsnip in here.
9/5/2010 Blue Lobelia and Sneezeweed – as well as Bird’s Foot Trefoil – another invasive weed that I’m working on eliminating.
10/25/2010 A beaver in the pond