University of Minnesota
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Wiregrass Meadows

Sandhill Crane Marsh is a Poor Fen with Sphagnum Substrate dominated by Carex lasiocarpa (Wiregrass) and large patches of Chamaedaphne calyculata(Leatherleaf). It experienced a devastating wildfire in October 2000.
Vernal pool in Sandhill Crane Marsh
Vernal pool in Sandhill Crane Marsh
Vernal pool in Sandhill Crane Marsh
Wiregrass meadow
Wiregrass meadow
Wiregrass meadow
South Bank (an ice-push rampart) separates Crane Marsh from Fish Lake
Tower Bog is a species rich Poor Fen that is being invaded by Tamarack