The Spoonie Tree, May 9, 2022

The Spoonie Tree, Slowly It Tilts, Update

I last posted about this slow collapse at the beginning of November, 2021.

Here’s a repeat of the last image from that post.

The Spoonie Tree, October 17
The Spoonie Tree, October 17, 2021, An Alligator visible at the base of the grass

I’m hoping the tree will stay around even after it collapses  to serve as a perch for the wading and water birds.

The Spoonie Tree
The Spoonie Tree, November 14, 2021, Several Alligators visible at the base

This spring the pond was allowed to dry as part of a vegetation management protocol.

The Spoonie Tree, May 9, 2022
The Spoonie Tree, May 9, 2022, A Turkey Vulture and two Black Vultures

A wider view–I believe those logs are palm tree trunks. They have been laying there, usually submerged, for at least the five  years I’ve been going to Donnelley.

The Spoonie Tree, May 9, 2022
The Spoonie Tree, May 9, 2022

Then with the water back in a few weeks later.

The Spoonie Tree, May 26, 2022
The Spoonie Tree, May 26, 2022

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC

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