After a week of actually working in the fields and woods as if it were spring, or fall, or some kind of dry mud season, snow finally came to Listening Tree. Everything is, of course, transformed. The vernal wetlands have appeared, confirming that those some different plant communities did indicate more water, and showing us where we might collect some more water for irrigation. The photo above is the vernal pond that feeds the dug irrigation/swimming/bass pond, while that pond itself is full again, as it was when we arrived in June. We can start to see what a year on this land will look like.
Here’s a panorama that shows that wetland and the year-round pond.