Pink Residue Discovery
NPS Photo by Jason Walz
1st Trip: On 4/9/2005, Jason Walz led Dan and Sean Foster and Peggy Renwick to the Peteys Puddle area in the Club Room Section where they discovered pink bacterial staining.
Trip Report: We surveyed 741 feet off of the DA, CC, DE, and LL surveys. We found some pink residue on the moonmilk at station CC10. We photodocumented the residue and the calcite rafts at Peteys Puddle.
2nd Trip: On 5/2/2005, Jason Walz led Marc Ohms to the pink residue discovered on his previous survey trip.
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Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.