October 30th, 2015

Redstart

Mercer Slough

Despite the strong winds and intermittent rain, I decided to take a quick bus ride to the Mercer Slough Wetland in Bellevue, Washington today to get a few photos of an abandoned building in the swamp.

Mercer Slough is the largest of Lake Washington’s remaining fresh water wetlands and is one of Bellevue’s largest parks. It has over 7 miles of trails, many of which are boardwalks through the swamp. It is a good place to explore when the weather is more cooperative. For today, I limited my explorations to this recon and regarding wildlife, saw only crows and mallards.

This boiler house was part of a flower bulb nursery which was started in the early 20th century. I'm not sure how long it lasted before the swamp took over.

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