A variety of wetland types can be found as you traverse The Bower, from the meadow edge to deep within the woods.
The Allis’s are committed to capturing and infiltrating all stormwater on their property. Water runs both east and west from a high “fall line” through the middle of the open meadow. To the east, water runs toward a natural swale. To the west, water is directed to a wetland in the northwest corner of the property. In the forest, hikers can find ephemeral pools amidst boulders and ferns at the base of the talus escarpment along the upper southern edge of the property. A spring runs throughout late winter and spring on the far western edge of the property just into the woods above the pioneer forest.
Red twig dogwood (cornus alba)
bower (noun) 1. a pleasant shady place; 2. a retreat or sanctuary
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