Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mohegan Lake, Fairfield

The 170-acre park at Mohegan Lake in Fairfield is heavily used by dog owners, since they can take their dogs off-leash. There were about 20 cars in the parking lot today, in the middle of February, and most everyone had dogs. It's a beautiful park, although there is an unfortunate amount of erosion from the heavy use. The top photo shows a nicely done foot bridge over yet another "Mill River" (how many Mill Rivers are there in CT?).

There are two reservoirs formed by the damming of the Mill River, with trails encircling both water bodies. Here the river flows into the larger reservoir.

This last picture shows the mini "pine cones" of alder. These tall shrubs create thickets along the shores of ponds and "fix" nitrogen with their roots.

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