Glacier Pools Preserve

………………….Walking Paths for Eastern Lycoming County

Now you see it; now you don’t

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Our colony of ladyslipper orchids started blooming and will last through the weekend.  It is about 200 feet into the red (Shortcut) trail from the Throne, marked by a wooden sign.  Please don’t step into the woods to get closer.  It is all too easy to step on and crush these soft little plants.  There are a number near the trail on both sides for about 30 feet.  The second picture is a native azalea.  You won’t see many of these.  I rescued this one from a colony in the woods and planted it behind the house protected by a fence.  If you spot one (in bloom right now!) let me know where and I’ll put up a fence.  The woods with fewer deer would be full of small native shrubs, many of them flowering, all surviving below deer browse height.

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Author: Michael

We bought this land in 1978 and have been its stewards since then. We want other people now and in the future to be able to enjoy the land as we have.

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