Sunday, March 11, 2007


There's a slightly elevated boardwalk to allow you to walk across the fen, observing nature as you go along. The walkway ends at certain points, replaced by a footpath.

On the day I visited the boardwalk and footpaths were littered with dog droppings. If you are observant you'll notice that along the footpaths there are dog size droppings of a very different type and my best guess is that it's coyote scat. The difference is striking as the coyote scat is dark as tar (digested blood) and shows obvious signs of organic material - bones, feathers, etc. The dog droppings in contrast are obviously disgested grain material.

I'm sure that's more than you wanted to know about what litters the walkways, but it's just another interesting feature of the fen. Besides, it's not quite spring and there wasn't much in terms of birds or wildlife to observe. The river is still frozen from the shoreline to about 15 feet into the river.

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