Woodland Mound Hedgeapple Trail

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  • You might notice large trees that have been planted in rows and have an orange-ish color to their bark; these are called hedgeapple trees. They were once used as fence rows because of the way they branch out and the thorns that they have helped to keep the livestock in fields. In the fall, you might notice their fruits that are large and green about the size of a grapefruit. Osage orange is another name for this tree.
  • The two ponds that are at the end of this trail provide homes to many species of amphibian, reptile and birds. In early spring, the salamanders and frogs come here to mate and lay their eggs. Painted turtles can also be spotted basking on the logs.
  • Many species of birds can be spotted along this trail. These include the eastern towhee, barred owls, cardinals and many species of warblers. This trail provides a variety of habitats from forest to ponds to even a vernal pool.

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Woodland Mound Hedgeapple Trail