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Volo Bog State Natural Area captured through photographs at winter and summer.  When one returns to a favorite place throughout the year it is interesting to take note of the changes to the scenery.  The biggest change is between summer and winter.

The bog has a 2.75 mile trail that circles it, which is a decent place to cross-country ski in the winter although the trail is not groomed. The bog is incredibly quit in the winter. Except for skiers, you will not see many people hiking the trails.

The summer is the better time to come as the vegetation is the reason this place is so fantastic. The very short Interpretive Trail is a great place to see the bog’s incredible flora and fauna.

Here area series of photographs taken of the same place in winter and summer.  Click on each picture for a larger shot.

Volo Bog State Natural Area

The State Natural Area

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same picture pretty much in winter

Volo Bog State Natural Area

From the observation booth

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same vantage point 6 months later

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Little swamp on the other side of the trail

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same little swamp with snow

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Tallgrass prairie ablaze with summer wildflowers

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same area without flowers, but still pretty

Volo Bog State Natural Area

From the observation platform

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same platform different season

Volo Bog State Natural Area

View of the tallgrass prairie from the observation platform

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same prairie only whiter

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Interpretive Trail overlook

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same shot but a little colder

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Two tree are the gateway to the heart of the bog

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Same two trees in January

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Close up of the amazing vegetation that grows in the middle of the bog

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Okay, some things are more interesting in the summer

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Interpretive Trail

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Interpretive Trail with a frozen bog

Stay tuned,

TT

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