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Old Man’s Timber Woodland Walk – May 11th

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

I wanted to let all of you know that Miechelle and I will be hosting a woodland wildflower walk on Saturday May 11th, from 9:00 – noon.  The event is being organized by the Johnson County Heritage Trust, but all are welcome to join the informal walk.  We will be especially fortunate to have many specialist available that morning to share their knowledge and passion for the natural environment.  I will available to share information regarding the history of the land, as well as my management and restoration plans for the property.

A couple of points, please wear rubber boots as the walk may be wet and muddy if you plan to enjoy the floodplain area.  The walk should be easy, but may be more than a mile with a few moderate hills.

The following text will be used to publicize the event —

Intact, relatively undisturbed floodplain forests are a rarity in Iowa.
Come walk through an 80-acre tract of such forests adjacent to two creeks
on one side and upland wooded ridges on the other. Woodland owner Larry
Weber, a hydraulic engineer, delights in describing the land’s hydrology
as well as its native features, abundant wildflowers, and his restoration
efforts.  JCHT Chair of the Board Mark Madsen, an avid birder, will join us
to ID warblers (which should be migrating through then) and other birds.
This walk should be a real treat!

Driving Directions —
From Iowa City, head southwest on Highway 1, continue past Menard’s
about 3 miles, turn left on Kansas Ave (gravel road opposite of Black
Diamond Road), continue 1 mile south on Kansas Ave, access trail to
property is at the bend in the road.
You are best to park along side the roadway at the access entrance and
walk to the west about 1/4 mile to the site.  Signs will be posted along
the roadway.

A map to Old Man’s Timber (click to enlarge) —

Map to Old Man's Timber

Map to Old Man’s Timber

I hope that you will be able to join us for this special event and experience the beauty of Old Man’s Timber first hand!

 

2 Responses

  1. Ray Tallent says:

    Hi Larry, I’m planning on coming; looking forward to maybe learning a bird or two. Best, Ray T. (and thanks, again, for giving the Spring Flora students a tour!)

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