Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Silver Lake Bog Preserve, NY

This morning I visited Silver Lake Bog Preserve on Old Hawkeye Road. It's a rainy autumn day and the fall colors in the bog are absolutely lovely. The preserve features a wonderful boardwalk that meanders a half mile or so through a wonderful wooded, swampy, mossy bog which is home to a diverse variety of mushrooms and plant life including cinnamon ferns, black spruce, tamarack, balsam fir, laurel, it's even complete with one of my favorites, the carnivorous pitcher plant. But that's only 1/2 the adventure after the bog walk there's a short hike to the scenic bluffs which overlook beautiful Silverlake some 200 feet below.

The Silver Lake Bog Preserve was made possible by the generosity and hard work of conservationists in co-operation with the Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Chapter who also maintains the trail.

A bolete mushroom in the bog.

It was cool to see one of my favorite flora along the boardwalk the Pitcher Plant. The Pitcher Plant is a carnivorous plant that eats insects.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:01 AM

    i love your photographs of the bog. we go there whenever we come up north to our wilmington house. i have dedications to my parents on the last bench, before the hike. i also went to silver lake camp, as a it holds all kinds of memories for me. thank....susan