Thursday, September 4, 2008

Palustrine Wetlands

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The park contains three major types of wetland: Riverine, Lacustrine, and Palustrine

http://www.nps.gov/archive/yose/nature/veg_wetlands.htm

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In the middle of the 19th century, Yosemite Valley encompassed vast palustrine emergent wetlands that extended in places from valley wall to valley wall.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/650800/Final-YOSEMITE-VALLEY-PLAN-Supplemental-Environmental-Impact-Statement

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Doing searches that uses words from the Vocabulary...the jargon the plan makers use...brings up stuff...but it's a slog to read through it!....and it's all a bit like looking at the Valley from Glacier Point...I see little in it of on the ground walkabouts...for instance it touts it's satellite maps!...I'd rather John Muir's sketches...many of which I found the other night!...I'll post up about that!

DavidDavid

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Water Level Boulder Mallards



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This post belongs over in Fauna and Flora (what seems to happen is the last blog I post to goes to the top of the list...Fauna and Flora is usually at top..I think...because of active posting!..but last nite 'Tree in the Door' was top...and I didn't catch this and posted to wrong blog!!)...but I might use the pics and clip here...as there's a water level boulder...actually a kinda rock shelf...in the Yangtze River in China...and then there's the Old Egyptian water gauge carved into stone on the Nile...now that I think of it...oh!...if it wasn't so late I'd work this up!!...for sometime...

Plan Maps


The Creek is way over on the left edge...those familiar with the Valley will recognize nearly everything...a pretty good map...and the text at the site uses the vocabulary of those...who use that vocabulary!...see for oneself with the link!
I'm still mulling over Vacant Lots...because things haven't been posted to Tree in the Door for awhile...doesn't mean things haven't been thought!...delays happen, I'd say!!
DavidDavid
Tree in the Door