Stebbins Gulch Entrance Trail

 
Trail along the top of Stebbins Gulch
 
Riparian habitat:  Entrance trail continues along the high north bank

Due to the damp, sheltered environment of the ravine, the composition of the forest changes again.  As we walk along the gentle path toward the entry point into the stream, we encounter moisture-loving trees such as yellow birch, witch hazel and sycamore.  Grapevines and young tulip poplars take advantage of sunlit canopy openings.   The persistent dampness also allows primitive plants such as ferns, horsetails, mosses, lichen and liverworts to thrive along the creek bed.

 

 

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