The water is finally receding! The boardwalk is exposed and open again in the SEEP of the NATL. The SEEP is the Stormwater Ecological Enhancement Program located in the Natural Area Teaching Lab behind the Florida Museum and Performing Arts Center. This stormwater retention basin collects polluted runoff after a rainstorm in urban areas and serves as temporary storage for the water. From there, the water slowly flows into a wetland for natural filtration before flowing into our groundwater supply! The boardwalk has been underwater for over a month, but with a recent slowdown of rain, the boardwalk has become exposed once again. It is still full of water and has tons of frog, bird and insect activity! #floridamuseum#ufnatl#natl#seep#wetlands#stormwaterbasin#urbantrail#summerinflorida @natl.uf
Sticky Tofieldia (Triantha glutinosa) in flower on the left (and if you look closely you can see resinous stems), and in fruit on the right. Both were taken on the same day, 7/5/17, from the marl fen of Bergen Swamp in Genesee County. The flowers and fruit (capsules) are both quite showy and stick out in an otherwise brownish green graminoid dominated herb layer.
Apparently these showy capsules form after the tepals fold up around the developing capsule, turning red at maturity and having styles that persist at the tip and then eventually turning brown later in the season. If you look closely on the right pic you can see the persisting styles.
This is an S1 species in NY and has a pretty spotty distribution in the NE with dijunct populations in the southern Appalachians. One of the many species to appreciate in Bergen Swamp.
"Wake Enough" Airboats are so cool to watch from the ground and the air. When they get goin' full throttle across the wide open wetland ...its hard to keep up with the drone! And, if you've never hopped aboard one...you are in for one heck of a ride! 🐊 #floridalife#LoveFL#swamplife 🐊
What's your vote? MINERAL or ORGANIC? We'll have the official answer sometime next week. • • •
This soil is from the center of a 2 acre wetland at 9.8k ft in the Medicine Bow-Routt NF - it's the mid site along a newly established elevational gradient of 3 wetlands (8 - 11,000 ft) being instrumented to monitor inter- & and intra-site variability as well as long-term changes in wetland biogeochemistry, morphology, hydrology, etc.
#soilscience#fieldwork#climosequence#wetlands#wetlandsoils#hydricsoils#science#ecology#i 🔬soil #hydromorphic
Are there any fresh water perched lake flora experts out there who can identify these tiny flowers, smaller than a little fingernail, i found on Fraser Island? I am assuming the purple is an orchid and the yellow is a sedge but i have no idea.
The yellow opened up as i watched it.
Both grow in sand and beside sundews.