If you ever decide to visit the Monongahela National Forest, you will need to go there numerous times just to see part of it. The place is huge.
It covers 921,000 acres and has 1,439 miles of Federal Land.
This forest is taken care of by the US Forest Service.

I have to show you parts of the Monongahela National Forest in more than one post.
This post is about some of the things you will find in the forest.

The pictures are from Wikimedia Commons. Except for two.

The Maps.

The US map of the states by the Environmental Protection Agency. I drew a red line around the State of West Virginia.

us_map EPA WVThis map shows, in green, the Monongahela National Forest  by, Kmusser.

615px-Wv_forests Kmusser WCThere are three kinds of trees that are commonly found in the forest.

Red Spruce Trees  by, Aneta Kaluzna.

640px-View_from_the_observation_tower_atop_of_Spruce_Knob_WV Aneta Kaluzna WCMountain Ash Trees  by, Bob Beale.

360px-MountainAshWithCars Bob Beale WCBalsam Fir Trees  by, US Fish and Wildlife Service.

384px-Abies_balsamea1 US FWSThere are highland bogs in the forest. By, Richard Webb. Bogs are soggy ground and these are up high, not in low-lying areas.

Sm Richard WEbb WCThere are three commonly found bushes in the forest.

Rhododendron bushes  by, TriviaKing, English Wikipedia.

Garden_with_Rhododendrons TriviaKing en wiki

Laurel bushes  by, Andy Potter.

laurel bushes ANdy Potter WCBlueberry bushes  by, Gordano Adamovic Mladenovic from Winsor, Canada.

Gordano Adamovic Mladenovic from Winsor Canada WCYou could see cactus there as well. By, Donner Reiskoffer.

2010_Cactualdea,_La_Aldea_de_San_Nicolas,_Gran_Canaria,_Spain_(6 Donner Reiskoffer WC)The last two pictures of animals found in the forest. Don’t you be bothering them. They don’t like you doing that.

Coyote  by, Alan Vernon.

640px-Coyote_(Canis_latrans)_in_long_grass Alan Vernon WCMinks  by, Mark Evans from Reading, UK.

Playful_mink Marc EVans from Reading UK WC

 

 

Advertisements