Jan. 10, 2019

Ives Fen Preserve, 1/12/11

This past Sunday was beautiful, as days go in Michigan in January.  Couldn't stay in, so I headed for the fen.  To me, Ives is THE fen.  Here you have a view of a typical January day at the preserve, looking at part of the main fen.  No flowers there, but a wonderland of stuff saved up for the coming season.  Under that snow are sedges and grasses, goldenrods and orchids, and crayfish and rattlesnakes.  But in January, you have to find a different frame of mind.  The next days will be a look at this January at Ives.  Very different than the one shown here.  If one takes care to see, there is much to enjoy.