here. Anyway, Hitler Pond is actually on the site of a new preserve-in-making, the Floyd Bartley Preserve (more info here.) Hitler Pond is a prairie pothole that is an ephemeral wetland (meaning it doesn't contain water all year). Prairie potholes are depressions that have been made by glaciers. This particular one was made by the Wisconsian Glacier, the last major glacier period in a series of glacial periods. So why go here? Well, fellow nature blogger Andrew Gibson, of The National Treasures of Ohio, traveled out a few weeks ago and made a post on the rare plants found there. So, I decided to check it out myself. If you want to learn more about the history of Hitler Pond, and the other plants found there, I highly suggest you head on over to Andrew Gibson's post on Hitler Pond. My post is more of a "I'm still alive" post, and not a comprehensive overview of the area like his post is.
Andrew Gibson's post on telling the two apart if you haven't already. One of the features that I could easily grasp onto was that E. engelmannii generally has longer spikelets than E. obtusa, although there's always variation.
Expect more posts coming up. I need to actually make the time to sit down and write. Thanks for reading!