Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Geo 365: Nov. 5, Day 309: Honeyman State Park

A bit south of Florence, a smallish park is easy to overlook: Honeyman. Dana and I did a quick inspection last spring, and the thing that struck me hardest was the invasion of non-native Scotch broom. Apparently, unlike any other woody shrub that I know of, it can colonize bare sand. If this is happening widely, it's a terrible threat to the dunes. Aside from that, Honeyman is a beautiful stop, with a nice mix of woodlands and open sand dunes. However, we were looking for distance that day, and didn't spend much time here. Another point of geologic interest: Cleowox Lake is landlocked; it drains by groundwater directly to the ocean.

Photo unmodified. May 7, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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