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The Rich Sloping Fens at the Baltimore Woods Nature Center are being fenced in to protect them from white-tailed deer. The fence perimeter will be about 2100 feet (enclosing 5.5 acres), and it will be about seven feet high. The new banner photograph for this project shows a view of Fen #1 from the bottom looking up between newly-installed fence posts. The fence cables are barely visible in the pictures, and the mesh fencing material has not yet been attached.

This iNaturalist project (Baltimore Woods Fen Biota) will be used to record observations made within the deer exclosure, regardless of whether the subject is considered to be a natural fen dweller or not. In fact, the majority of the enclosed area consists of upland deciduous forest, which lies between the fens. The wetlands within the fence (most of which have been classified as fens) comprise about one acre, so there are about 4 acres of forested upland within the fence. The fenced area will be monitored for ecological changes during the lifespan of the fence.

Posted on May 13, 2019 02:49 AM by nonenmac nonenmac


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