Friday, November 11, 2011

Season's First Snow

The preserve received its first snow overnight as just less than an inch covered the ground. The morning temperature rise will likely see it disappear by afternoon.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Larix laricina - Tamarack

The tamarack larch have turned a beautiful golden color marking the last of fall's brilliant hues for this year. Found in low or swampy areas, they are abundant around Roscommon. CR 100 (Sunset Rd.) near the Post Office has many tamarack to the north side. They are looking spectacular now, especially in today's sun. The low area on Steele Road between Sunset and the North I-75 Business Loop is another good spot. The I-75 Business Loop east of exit 244 is a third location. There are few at the Gahagan Preserve as well.

Go see them soon. Tamaracks lose there needles during the winter and replace the entire bunch next spring.