Wednesday 24 January 2018

An Alvar in January

I had the opportunity to explore some isolated alvars on Sunday. They were offside from cattle and snowmobiles and might be representative of wilderness recovery some 5 decades or so after the last serious attempts of humans to eke out a living from this land.

A burr oak:

Might be beautiful in Spring.
Lichen on overturned stumps - how old?

And a couple of typical(?) scenes of alvars:

There were tracks in the snow as well:

Any help in identifying any of them? Start with the moose and the snowshoe tracks and proceed from there.



  1. I enjoyed looking at your recent posts and pics. Certainly you have done well to capture, and share, some of winter's beautiful moments in nature.