Door Peninsula Lake Michigan

April 19, 2010

Here is a white cedar clinging to the rocks on the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin. The Door Peninsula is part of the Niagara escarpment, sedimentary rock laid down during the time when saltwater seas covered the area where the Great Lakes freshwater now flows.

The Bruce Peninsula in Canada is also part of the Niagara escarpment. I have enjoyed hiking on both peninsulas. Fossils may be found in these rock formations and the cedars may be very old, but not very large. They seem to dare the wind and waves to knock them over.

For more info about the Great Lakes please read The Dynamic Great Lakes

Also visit the Lakeshore Museum on Clay in Muskegon.  There are  new displays showing the various life forms that lived in the Great Lakes region in ancient times when there were salt water seas, Ice Ages, and the present.


One Response to “Door Peninsula Lake Michigan”

  1. The ancient cedars of the Niagara Escarpment are amazing! Strange to think that trees of up to 1,000 years old are growing within 50 km of Toronto and no one realized this until recently.
    I’m pleased to see the work being done in Wisconsin to raise the profile of the U.S. portion of the Escarpment by proclaiming 2010 The Year of the Niagara Escarpment. Well done! We’ll be watching at Escarpment Views magazine.

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