Scientific & Spiritual Areas

Continuing the tree theme …

Ethereal Nature

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As soon as you enter this woods, a scared hush falls upon you, envelopes you, permeates you, and you know that the Mystery is powerful here. Even the most casual strollers you encounter seem to be under its spell, and walk with a more reverent air.
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In this woods Sugar Maple Trees over 200 years old tower above you.
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This woods is one of the few significant remnant old-growth parcels of “The Big Woods” left in Minnesota. While we have the Boreal Forest of conifers, birch and aspens in our north country, “The Big Woods” was a deciduous hardwood forest that once covered nearly 2 million acres through the central portion of the state. This remnant virgin woods is 220 acres. Virtually everything else of the original “Big Woods” is now gone, or second-growth.
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Technically, this woods is a “Scientific & Natural Area” – in Minnesota SNAs are used to “preserve natural…

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cnawan Fahey on October 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks for the reblog, Laura. Looks like I’ve got some catching up to do on your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. You’re welcome. Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Posted by Cnawan Fahey on October 12, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Thank you!

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