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."
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.