Thursday, July 12, 2012
Coot Slough in a drought season
The standing water has disappeared at the south end of the slough at Celery Bog Park. This is a view looking north from Lindberg Road. You can still see some standing water off in the distance. A thick growth of smartweed has emerged at the edge of the slough. Without standing water this is ideal habitat for this kind of smartweed which quickly takes over the new land, still with plenty of water in the rich mucky soil. This picture was taken July 8, 2012.
Not sure what kind of smartweed it is, it could be this kind:, here is a link:
Here is a view of the slough looking north from Lindberg Road, June 30, 2012.
Link to a previous post to a view of the slough Oct. 25, 2010:
Link to a previous post to a view of the slough July 26, 2009:
Posted by Nick at 6:26 PM