Monday, March 29, 2010

Flanders Nature Center



Some humanly stacked stones at an out crop...

(That green above and below is the field at the crossroads on the bing map below..." 


The next outcrop to the west, also shows similar stone work...
Looking east between the two, the middle modified for a cart path I believe:
Looking south, on top of the outcrop - and I think incorporating the bedrock - is a short low concentration of stones representing something non-testudinate (snake? bear? moose? mythical creature???)  with it's snoot pointed north: 

Down where the wetland starts I did NOT find the zigzag rows I almost always find around "the break-out zone," but a kind of gentle rounded more serpentine sort of row with those carefully stacked cobbles and small boulders that give it that "Indian Look."
Below: Single Stone Turtles???




Note the pointed quartz piece in the light colored cobble. It's another pattern that I seem to be noticing in various locations...

And right nearby, just above the row:



Turns out that this little bit of woodland was a field in 1934, some of these stone rows visible in the photo...

This is really no help: http://www.flandersnaturecenter.org/Van_Vleck_Trail_Flanders_new%5B1%5D.jpg and neither is the topographic USGS with it's inaccuracies in the out crop details (at least at this point, my own cognitive map not yet established really). 

So the car was parked at the Black Square, the modified stone row end below at the Yellow Square. I mean I think it is; it will take some time to put the place into perspective...


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