[To see stories and photos from other years, see the links on the main Wetland page.]
3/20/2014 Willow blooming
3/30/2014 The annual spring flood – it happens when the snow melts all at once on a warm day.
6/2/2014 The beaver dam and lake near the driveway
8/4/2014 Planted wet prairie. I pull Wild Parsnip from this area every year. It used to be so thick that we had to mow it, but every year there are fewer plants, and it gets easier to get them all.
8/4/2014 Parsnip meadow – after the Parsnip has been pulled
8/6/2014 This area was invaded by Bird’s Foot Trefoil, and I’ve tried various ways to control it. Some were not so successful, and led to this growth of Queen Anne’s Lace.
8/6/2014 Still lots of Bird’s Foot Trefoil
8/6/2014 Mike weed-wacked the thickest part so that I can find the Bird’s Foot Trefoil plants – hopefully they’ll be easier to eliminate if I can locate them.
8/6/2014 All cut
8/6/2014 And piled onto the gator on the way to the compost pile.
8/17/2014 Just east of the driveway
9/29/2014 View from Sumac Prairie of the wetland with Maple Ridge behind it