Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bosque bridge

Only meters from the back porch of the Bosque reception center, the trail leads us down an ancient creek bed, which is referred to in Portuguese as a baixada. I've never seen running water there, but part of the year it becomes flooded. Since the water can reach depths of 2 meters, it was necessary to build a bridge in order to get from one side to another. Last week I walked under the bridge and followed the creek/lake bed over to the dirt road. The soil was wet from recent rains, but no water had accumulated under the bridge. Nevertheless, I found many fungi taking advantage of old rotten wood to show off their beauty.

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