L.H. BAILEY HORTORIUM BOG TRIP, JUNE 6TH, 2001

 

INTRODUCTION

On June 6th, 2001 members of the L.H. Bailey Hortorium community and the Cornell Plantations travelled to the Zurich Bog and Chimney Bluffs State Park in Wayne County, New York. The purpose of this trip was to visit with some of the natural history of the Lake Ontario Plain by exploring a large glacial relict bog and an example of dramatically eroding glacial topography.

 


GROUP PICTURES

Trip organizer Doug Goldman lectures to the group about the formation of the Zurich Bog.

 



Bog trip participants, from left to right:   Alan Witztum, Ed Cope, Sarah McNaul, Jason Rauscher, Scott Heald, Mac Alford (seated), Krissy Faust, Amanda Ingram, Norm Trigoboff, Ruth Nix, Christine Banks, Betsy Hardin, Bob Dirig.  Not present:  Doug Goldman.

The boulder was deposited in this area by the Wisconsin Glacier.  The plaque on the boulder commemorates the Zurich Bog as a National Natural Landmark.

 

  GEOLOGICAL SUMMARY

Description of the glacial topography of this portion of New York State.

 

  ZURICH BOG

Details of our trip to the bog.



  CHIMNEY BLUFFS


Our visit to a forested eroded drumlin on Lake Ontario.

 


Some basic references on the subject of bogs and New York State geology:






Bogs of the Northeast
by Charles W. Johnson
1985
University Press of New England; ISBN: 0874513316






Roadside Geology of New York (Roadside Geology Series)
by Bradford B. Van Diver
1986
Mountain Press Publishing Company; ISBN: 0878421807



PHOTO CREDITS:

AW=Alan Witztum, DHG=Doug Goldman, JTR=Jason Rauscher, MHA=Mac Alford, RED=Robert Dirig, SVH=Scott Heald



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Last revision: August 2001

 

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