Thursday, December 14, 2017

Nursery logs


Hurricane Irma knocked down a lot of trees at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including some of the named, hundreds of years old, tall cypress trees.  It isn't all bad.  Most of the trees just toppled where they were.  The ones that landed on boardwalks have been pushed into the swamp, where -- as
"nursery logs" -- they will host insect families, ferns, orchids and other life.

12 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Nature taking care of business.

Kate said...

Nursery logs is a new concept for me. Lucky swamp residents.

RedPat said...

Who knows - it may turn out to be good for the swamp.

Taken For Granted said...

The cycle of life continues and never more clearly than in a swamp.

jennyfreckles said...

Sad that such very old trees are lost but it's part of the cycle and there will be regeneration.

Lois said...

Nature does have a way of taking care of things if we don't interfere.

Taken For Granted said...

Hi Jack (I would never say that on a commercial airliner), Yes, that 65 hp Case Steam Traction Engine and I have a long history. I was there the day it was moved into the Museum back in the 1980s, and I got to contribute in a small way to its restoration.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Hurricanes are part of nature too.

SRQ said...

Never heard of nursery logs before. Hope the area is recovering well.

William Kendall said...

Life carries on after disasters.

bill burke said...

New homes for those who wish to inhabit them. I never heard of nursery logs before but it makes lots of sense.
Thanks for sharing, Jack.

Kay said...

They're called "nurse logs" in the rain forests up here. They contribute valuable nutrients as they break down, in addition to hosting new life.