Sep. 20, 2020

Still at Gerber beach

This was an interesting patch of brown-eyed Sues, taller and more diffuse than usual. These were growing near the lower edge of the hill. There was once a series of sand ridges arrayed like waves going west from Lake Erie. You can now see where they were from the air. You can see the houses of farmers who settled the area, running in rows along those ridges. The houses were built there because it was drier land than the adjacent former swamp, and because it was less fertile. Much of that sand has now been carted off for various uses. Fortunately, the area near the Gerber farmhouse was still intact, and available to be donated for a park.