Sunday, August 10, 2008

Heading North and Upslope

Photo by Joe Braun

I'm headed north to the NY Finger Lakes for a 5 day course in wetland construction. Wait - before the terminology police get me - it's a course on "the delivery of restored and created wetlands using construction equipment." The notable difference is that the academics in our field reserve the term "constructed wetlands" for wetlands that are "delivered" specifically for the purpose of wastewater or runoff treatment. In order below, CONSTRUCTED wetland, RESTORED wetland, and CREATED wetland. Now you know! Test on tuesday!

Anyway, I am hoping to get a little time to hike and fish, because I do not know the area very well at all, and it is quite dissimilar from all of our coastal landscapes, just a few hundred miles to the east.

I found this amazing site with amazing photos of Finger Lakes landforms. The photographer is Joe Braun (a New Yorker himself). Enjoy & check out his website!


tugboatdude said...

That sounds a like a sweet gig.I will be in New York,from Staten Island to Albany doing something that's good for nature.Pumping liquid asphalt!!!!!You win this time McGruber.

Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Photos are sweet . . . slowing the shutter speed just a bit creates that blurred effect seen in the falls images. Man, I need to invest in a new camera!

Kirk Mantay said...

MACGRUUUUUBERRR! Classic reference.

I didn't even get to see those cool places (we're going to go back up there this fall or next spring), and I still have some amazing photos I'll post later!

Rabid Outdoorsman said...
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Rabid Outdoorsman said...

MacGrubber . . . you boys need to fill me in sometime. Remember, I ain't from A-roun here. LOL!

Look forward to seeing the photos!

Kirk Mantay said...

MacGruber (look up on google) is a new SNL skit where a McGyver character fails to "disarm the bomb with common household materials."

The lines and characters in the skit are always different, but it always ends in MacGruber getting distracted with something unimportant, and all of them getting blown to smithereens.

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