Goat Marsh and the Salamanders
A couple of weeks ago we hiked into Goat Marsh Research Natural Area. It is an easy hike into a spectacular view of Mount St. Helens. The area is a pyroclastic area of Helens that has been reforested with old-growth fir.
Hundreds of lily pads occupy the marsh.
My son, salamander hunting. Salamanders in the marsh are as prevalent as the lily pads with little darts of shadows moving to and fro under the water. One salamander stood upright on his tail at the bottom of the lake. We assumed he was looking for food.
Watching the salamanders.
My Lord of the Rings husband full of admiration for the beauty and peace of the marsh.