During this exceptionally warm December, which brought us 2.7 " of rain, the woods sparkled with bright greens of mosses, lichens, and even violet leaves. On their holiday walk, Mark and Arezou enjoyed the splendid views of the open lake from the mound loop trail. Freshly shredded red buckthorn on the path, brown oak leaves covering the ground, dark tree trunks reaching toward the sky, and brilliant greens of mosses and lichens on rocks and tree trunks, all combined to an unexpected visual delight in winter. Adam Gundlach, preparing for spring, was casting grass seeds on the Indian mounds. Photos Mark K.
Leave a Reply.
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors
Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
P.O. Box 5534
Madison, WI 53705
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website