Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Black raspberries in the forest
Black raspberry bushes in the forest are starting to come into ripened fruiting bodies. I think they will make a nice addition to my breakfast tomorrow. Of course, these are kind of a mixed blessing, since there is little doubt that the bushes are making their presence known throughout the forest, being dispersed by birds. Every year, the brambles continue to find their way into other nooks and crannies of the forest, waiting for an opening in the canopy.
Still, they sure are tasty! :)
COMMENT: Originally, I thought that these were blackberries. I have been told that these are black raspberries -- native to the region.