Local landowner attacks invasives

by wendysoucie on May 31, 2011

Lodi, WI~

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Gibraltar view from leather leaf bog south of park

Gibraltar view from leather leaf bog south of park - Image Wendy Soucie

At the end of one of our recent hikes, we took the opportunity to visit the property of one of the hiking members to view his conservation and invasive species control efforts on his property in West Point.  The property includes 24 acres of a unique leather leaf bog and land below Gibraltar Rock. 

 

Hard work but worth it

When Ron S. started the project, he was faced with honeysuckle, poison parsnip, cedar over growth, dead and dying elms and oaks. You could not walk down to the bog and see the bog moat due to the over growth.  Well, we all were suitable impressed by the past 4 plus years of hard work to clean up and clean out the undesirables.  This effort also supports a healthier bog area as well. When we were there we saw two nesting pairs of Sandhill Cranes, ducks, plenty of woodland and marsh birds, and as you can see by the close up photography of Kurt Eakle – butterflies everywhere.

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