Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania is ensconced within the lovely Allegheny Plateau. It is a portion of the LEAP (Lake Erie and Allegheny Plateau) study area sponsored by The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This week, LEAP had a training workshop at the Jennings Environmental Center and our field trips filled our hearts and minds with fall beauty.
|The Jennings Prairie features Shingle Oak, Quercus imbricaria.|
|Blue Willow- an unusual prairie component.|
|A Memorial wall for Ohio born botanist, O. E. Jennings|
|Blazing star- the "prairie"giveaway!|
Another interesting component of this wet prairie is the Massasauga rattlesnake. One was seen just early last week, but it was likely headed toward hibernation.
|Botanist and land managers working on a rapid forest assessment.|
|Wolf Creek at Slippery Rock, PA.|
I'll leave you with a photo of the the colors along Wolf Creek Trail. Nothing I can say will enhance the beauty this natural area already provides of its own accord. Get out soon and enjoy a natural area, even if you are only able to assess it by the beauty which you behold.
Fall is here...