Monday, October 13, 2008

Zeacliff and an old beaver pond off of Whitewall Brook, Zealand Notch, October 11, 2008

Here is some of that familiar vegetation seen in the areas of beaver activity up the valley to the north including the larch trees (Larix decidua) that are turning brilliant yellow. The alder is here as well along with spirea (meadow sweet) and those lush, lush grasses and sedges. That's Zeacliff Mt. in the background. In the vicinity of where this photo was taken, on the floor of the notch, there are several older dams and old ponds that are silting in and turning into fields. They offer these attractive open areas in what would otherwise be dense stands of balsams and spruce.

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