Photos of Mohawk Park


Photos of Oxley Nature Center - February 5, 2005

These photos (and captions) were provided by Laurel Upshaw to show some of the natural features of the Nature Center area, and to partially explain why these features exist and why they should not be disturbed by further "development."


"Old Mohawk Boulevard", at the entrance to the Wildlife Management Trail. looking westward.


"Old Mohawk Boulevard", at the entrance to the Wildlife Management Trail. looking eastward.


Bird Creek gets closer to Mohawk Blvd., as you go east. This picture taken from the creek bank, just off the north edge of Mohawk Blvd.


Bird Creek gets closer to Mohawk Blvd., as you go east. This picture taken from the creek bank, just off the north edge of Mohawk Blvd.


Bird Creek, at the closest point to the road; you can look down and see the entire channel bottom, Note the layers of sand, which appear to be thicker on the opposite side; Bird Creek, here, is cutting into old floodplain alluvium; Oxley and Mohawk Park on the south side of Bird Creek are on the siltier, more clayey soils of this floodplain so that many low places in Mohawk Park retain water long after Bird Creek has gone down.


 


Just as Mohawk Blvd. reaches the head of Sherry Lake, an old road becomes a trail along the north side of the Lake, in Photo above; the flowline can be seen between these two. Here, Bird Creek has meandered almost north away from the road.


This photo shows the flowline on the left, as you follow the old road on the north edge of Sherry Lake.


A view of Sherry Lake from the road, looking southeast.


Bridge across water-filled "ditch" leading north to Mohawk Blvd. from the road at the north side of Sherry Lake.

Photos of Oxley Nature Center, Interpretive Building - Jan. 8, 2005

Photos taken to show long-standing need for repair to roof in the storage area. Note the dark stains on the support beams.