Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Kent Bog Part One of Two

The Kent Bog is an ODNR owned natural occurrence of land that has been saved as shown below. Click picture to read how it occurred. The path at the Kent Bog is circular walkway made from recycled plastic lumber. I will try to show the fauna of the bog in this first post.
You don't want to go off the walkway or you could get into the bog that looks like this. It had rained hard the day before I went so the bog was extra wet with a lot of active mosquito's.
This is what can happen to a tree that tries to grow in the bog.
There are other parts that are a living forest in the drier part of the bog.
I thought this is an interesting downfall in the bog.


This is a Tamarack Tree that is common in the bog. They are not a member of the pine family even though they look it. There leaves are needle like which drop in the Fall.
This is a young Oak Tree in the forest part of the path. I don't know why the picture turned sideways.
This is a funny looking mushroom/toadstool in the bog.
Here is a more normal looking mushroom/toadstool species.
Tomorrow I will show the fauna of the bog.



18 comments:

Sheen said...

This is a very interesting place to see. beautiful photographs.:)

Judi~Gmj said...

Now this is very interesting, bug cit!

Kerri said...

Looks like a FABULOUS place for photogrpahy!! I particularly like that first mushroom...it certainly has some interesting patterns...and you captured them wonderfully!
Great post!!

The Birdlady said...

Very cool...

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, I like your bog photos, especially the mushrooms! Now if you are in the mood to see a strange mushroom, visit my blog. This guy looks like a mushroon from hell.

The Texican said...

Thanks FG. Interesting place. I'll be looking forward to tomorrow's post. Pappy

lapa37 said...

Nice walk I feel like I was there with you. We have found some very strange looking mushrooms here as well and me without my camera.

kjpweb said...

Nice walking with you!
Cheers, Klaus

Warren Baker said...

You could spend years in that bog Fishing guy! Lots see and photograph.

Abraham Lincoln said...

We don't have a bog close around here. I wish we did or at least a pond of some sort. I think it would attract a whole different crowd of visitors.

I like your bog photos and all the things that grow in it.

Fish Whisperer said...

FG, you have a lovely blog, err bog, Thanks for the walk. Some great images you have taken and I bet a lot more to be had. I'll check in on the next installment.
Cheers

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

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Gina said...

Very interesting area FG..thank goodness for the walkway..and an great way to appreciate the natural beauty of the bog..love the pattern on the fungi. :D

Tom said...
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Tom said...

Tom- Kent bog is a true gem of northeast Ohio. I was lucky enough to take care of it for two years while I was an intern with The Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP), the agency in charge of managing the Bog. I now work in DNAP's central office in Columbus. If everyone would like to learn more about this organization and visit other State Nature Preserves in Ohio, please visit :


Ohio's State Nature Preserves and Scenic Rivers

Tipper said...

What a neat place! My girls would want to try to leave the boardwalk for sure.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This looks like a wondrful bog to explore. Hooray that it's being preserved. Someone is forward thinking!

There are lots of bogs around here some of which developers (that's a four-letter word, even if you count ten) who'd like to fill them in and build a mall or housing development.

JunieRose2005 said...

I enjoyed these pics very much!

Looks like a cool place to be!


Junie