[this first installment reflects that i was not permitted access to the actual site–for my own safety and the safety of the rare and delicate plant communities that inhabit the bluffs]
your calcareous fens too rare
the dnr won’t let us find you–
i respect the hell out of that
Warnimont Bluff Fens–home to a thriving community of state-threatened False Asphodel
Thanks again, Milwaukee County, for caring for this land for us.
shagbark hickory up the rise
skunk cabbage strains its spathe–
early risers awash in sun
A beautiful example of old forest strangely right next to Mitchell Airport–dry-mesic, mesic, and lowland forest. Here’s the skunk cabbage we found!
Thank you, Milwaukee County Parks for tending this patch of earth for us.