Content tagged with "Cupola Pond Natural Area"

A break to learn

An interpretive sign explains how the pond got there.
Take time to read the interpretive sign and learn how the pond got there. More

Arriving at Cupola Pond

The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the pond.
The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the entire pond before the trees leaf out. More

Botanical Oddity

The flared trunks of tupelo gum trees crowd the pond's tanin-stained water.
The presence of tupelo gum trees in the Ozark hills of Ripley County is highly unusual. The other nearest tupelos are 40 miles to the east. More

Broad-based Support

Broad stumps give tupelo gum trees a sturdy foundation in soft soil.
Broad stumps give tupelo gum trees a sturdy foundation in soft soil. More

Elephantine Trunks

The smaller tupelo gum trees look like elephant legs.
The smaller tupelo gum trees look like elephant legs. More

Rank on Rank

Tupelo gum trees crowd rank on rank in the sinkhole pond.
Tupelo gum trees crowd rank on rank in the sinkhole pond. More