Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 2 storm

A severe straight line wind storm hit the area Sunday. The infrastructure, cabin, signs, boardwalks etc survived intact. Trails, however, have taken a hit. Snapped trees have closed the white and orange trails. 

On the orange trail near its entrance way towards the white trail. 

A large oak fell and now spans the new, outdoor classroom. Luckily the seats were undamaged. The tree will need to be carefully cut to preserve the seats. 

A large maple now crosses the pond, cutting it in half. 

 Many fir trees snapped in the area between the pond and gazebo. One of the preserve's most shaded areas has become one of its brightest. Expect some wildflowers to blossom in the next few years that might not flowered for years. 

Change has come again.