Nature Notes

September 18, 2014

Meiser’s Mill Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Pennsylvania — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Meiser's Mill Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Meiser’s Mill Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 1907

Builders: Not Known

Description: The structure received damage to its siding from a flood in 2006. It doesn’t seem to be receiving maintenance. It is apparently on the private property of two different landowners and in the past, there has been no agreement on the need for repairs.

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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September 17, 2014

Morning in the Loire

Filed under: France,Landscape — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
French Countryside

French Countryside

This is a scene of Angle sur l’Angle in the late spring and the morning

 

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September 16, 2014

Oakalla Covered Bridge, Indiana

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Oakalla Covered Bridge, Indiana

Oakalla Covered Bridge, Indiana


When Built: 1875

Builders: Massillon Bridge Company

Description: Also know as Shoppell Covered Bridge, in late 2011 it was showing some flood damage on the sideboards.

 

Oakalla Covered Bridge, Indiana

Oakalla Covered Bridge, Indiana

 

This is part of a series on Indiana’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

 

 

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September 15, 2014

September 14, 2014

Barracksville Covered Bridge, West Virginia

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Barracksville Covered Bridge, West Virginia

Barracksville Covered Bridge, West Virginia

When Built: 1853

Builders: Eli and Lemuel Chenoweth

Description: This bridge was saved from destruction by Confederate soldiers when the local Ice family gave them food in exchange for it’s safety.

Barracksville Covered Bridge, West Virginia

Barracksville Covered Bridge, West Virginia


This is part of a series on West Virginia’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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September 13, 2014

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

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Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris

Classified as a weed by many Government Agricultural Agencies, Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris, is an interesting plant, an introduced species from Europe.

The bladder refers to the inflated calyx at the base of the flower. The young shoots are edible although said to be somewhat bitter in taste.


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September 12, 2014

Saville Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

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Saville Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Saville Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 2007 (Original 1903)

Builders: Jay Fulkroad & Sons, Inc. (Original) L.M. Wentzel

Description: The structure was rebuilt in 2007 after the original bridge fell into disrepair. The contractor, Jay Fulkroad & Sons, Inc.salvaged 40 percent of the original structure for use in the new bridge.

Saville Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Saville Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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September 11, 2014

Aubrey Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Aubrey Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Aubrey Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Aubrey Falls is a tremendous waterfall. I was disappointed when I first saw it but when the dam above it released its water, it became a vast powerful falls in a natural scene of colorful lichen covered rock and forest. This sudden flow could be dangerous, so be alert.

To reach the falls, take Highway 129 north from Highway 17 in Thessalon, and find the signed entrance to Aubrey Falls 9.8 km. past the intersection of Highway 556. Don’t be fooled by the signed road to Aubrey Falls Generating Station just before it. The entrance road ends at a parking lot and the trailhead in. Read the signs about the timing of water release. When I was there in mid-September, it was at 11 AM.

Rating:

GPS Location: N 46° 54.992 W 83° 12.715′

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Aubrey Falls: Ontario Waterfalls Aubrey Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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