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Wetland: the pop-up

wetland 075Once upon a time, before men with blueprints and dreams of empire drained it, the entire area around the Civic Center was a wetland. It's mostly dry land now, save in this one spot where, after a hard rain, a cienega forms.

Right away, ducks show up.
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And egrets:
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And great blue herons:
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And it's all happening by a busy road:wetland 029

In a busy development.
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Because the earth here -- everywhere, really -- longs for its natural state.
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