The frogs are peeping, the ground is soggy, and there is an electricity in the air. Spring is practically here!
This is a great time to visit Brown's Lake Bog, with the bog maintaining warmer temperatures through the winter, it's easy to imagine spring starting here and moving out. New growth is sprouting everywhere you look but the insects haven't started swarming yet.
"The naturally acidic properties of sphagnum and its ability to insulate the water from rapid air temperature changes provides the special conditions needed to maintain the boreal plant community including round-leaved sundew, large cranberry, grass-pink orchid and marsh five-finger. The lowland woods south and northeast of the main bog support shallow ephemeral pools during much of the year."
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.