Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Forest Management in the Hocking Hills

Forest management is the maintaining and management of
not only the trees in the forest, but the streams, habitat,
watersheds, and even the decaying trees or logs on the
forest floor. Managing our forests is not only important
to the wildlife, but to our future economy and way of life.
The Hocking Hills Parks and Forestry Division are
doing a wonderful job of management in the surrounding
parks. Fallen trees that have fallen due to winds or
winter weather conditions are cut from the paths
and then left to lay so that they will decay and add to
the ecosystem in the parks.
While visitors may think that the fallen trees laying
around is unsightly there is a purpose to their end
and will in the years to come aid and add new life to
the parks.
In the years of decay comes beauty which
I found in Conkle's Hollow State Park in the
Hocking Hills.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Along The Paths of Conkle's Hollow

Conkle's Hollow in the Hocking State Parks system.

Pine Creek

Rock formations covered with mosses, ferns
and wild flowers.

Looking up at trees on the cliffs which are hanging

This could be a tight squeeze to walk between
the rocks.

And an unknown Skipper.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009