leaves aromatic in the mouth
follow the deer-path where they spread
goldenrod seed afar
renak-polak maple-beech woods is a dry mesic forest with a smaller stand of wet mesic along an intermittent stream. parts have been used and exhibit different stages of re-growth, but much of it is old growth. we followed a maze of deer-paths thru the openings filling with shrubs. we’ll be returning in the spring to see the array of ephemerals that grow here.
thanks to university of wisconsin-parkside for maintaining this patch of woods.