between the last bend and the dead-end of the boardwalk is the old pump-house
that served the farm of yesteryear. This whole area of Floyd County has numerous
springs and sufficient groundwater to support wells successfully.
is one reason that these wetlands are well supplied with water even during over-all
drought conditions. You are back in scrub-shrub territory now, and some exposed
mud has the orange tones of certain alga species. There are some dogwood interspersed
with the willows here.
are few, as the slowly moving water and many insectivores diminish their numbers
(contrary to popular belief about swamps).