Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Ottawa County

2012 03 05  We went to several different places on this adventure, all in Ottawa County.
 Ottawa County Open Space

I gave my adventure buddy, my sister Marie, a book today.  It is Naturally Curious by Mary Holland, A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England.  
Ok, so it is New England not Michigan but it really covers the northeast U.S. and it has all nature not just wildflowers, it's a very good book.  I was able to borrow a copy through Mel Cat (Michigan eLibrary Catalog).

We saw this nest low in a field and we checked Naturally Curious and we found answers right there on the spot.  

 Hey where did the blue sky go...

 Flooding at Deer Creek Park

New map at Eastmanville Bayou

A quick visit to the Tallmadge Township Hall, and a drive passed the old Root Dam.  Root Dam was destroyed by a flood on May 21, 1989 and never rebuilt.
Remains of Root Dam on Sand Creek, maybe.

We also walked at Aman Park, to find a bog?  I'm not sure there is a bog at Aman but I thought I read something like that somewhere online.  And, of course, everything you read on the Internet is true, right?  That's it for this day, a very interesting day.


New Hampshire Gardener said...

So that's where all the snow is!

Dave said...

what kind of nest was that? great pics !! I bet its starting to green up out that way

Plants Amaze Me said...

New Hampshire Gardener, yup it was here, now a week later, the snow is gone and it is 70 degrees!

Anonymous said...

Won't be long now and the wildflowers will be blooming!

Plants Amaze Me said...

Flowerdave, I think it was an Aerial Yellow-Jacket nest, it was close to the ground. I might be wrong. :)
Yes it is definitely greening up here in West Michigan, almost too hot!

Plants Amaze Me said...

quietsolopursuits, You are right those pretty little wildflowers will be out soon, and 80 degrees next week! I wonder how all of your wildlife in the ponds will take that heat? :)