Ross Natural History Reservation
Southern Portion

The southern portion of the reservation is the most visible and accessible, because of the county road that runs along the boundary of the property. Access to the reservation is controlled by a locked gate, and the property is posted for no hunting/fishing.

View southward with the main building complex in the foreground. The road across the top of the scene marks the southern boundary of the reservation. Photo date 7/99, © J.S. Aber.
Eastward view along the county road that forms the southern boundary of the reservation. The curving road to left leads to the main building complex. Notice the line of cedar trees along side the road. Photo date 11/98, © J.S. Aber.
Closeup view of the curved entrance road to Ross Reservation. The old cedar trees have been cut down. The tree stumps are plainly visible beside the road, and limb cuttings are piled in a line for later burning. Photo date 3/00, © J.S. Aber.
South-looking view over the southeastern portion of the reservation and private farm land beyond. Notice the tiny, nearly dry pond, which is surrounded by leafless trees in this late autumn view. The pond had mostly dried up as a result of drought late in 1999. Compare with next picture. Photo date 11/99, © J.S. Aber.
View toward southeast in early spring, 2000. Notice the pond near scene center is completely full following winter snowmelt and rain. Photo date 3/00, © J.S. Aber.
Farmstead immediately south of Ross Reservation. In this early spring view, cool-season grasses (fescure, brome, blue) are quite green. Compare with color-infrared picture below (taken on the same day). Photo date 3/00, © J.S. Aber.
Early spring, color-infrared photograph of the farm immediately south of Ross Reservation. Cool-season grasses are red-purple around the farm-building complex. Warm-season grass and other vegetation are dormant and look blue-green in color-infrared at this time of year. Photo date 3/00, © J.S. Aber.

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