I just felt like taking some pics today. Tomorrow I'll go out and take pics of giant club mosses.
Look and take note of what development does to wetlands. When my mother was my age, this as a big lake without any "boggy" or weedy areas. We've lost about 25% of the lake from sediment from development going downstream and depositing in the lake, and now you can't go swimming in it anymore. Even a third of the way from the shore to center, it's silt. One time a baby deer got spooked from our dog, ran into the lake, got caught in the silt and drown. I'm not kidding. All of these is so that some old people can live in modular homes and have a place to go in to in the winter from up north. Our front view used to be a lake, and it's turning more and more into a swamp every year.
Old dirt road that goes around the lake and is how my grandparents used to get to the cabin