Madira Bickel Archeological Site November 30, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Nature, People.
Indigenous occupation of the site dates back 2,000 years.
The picnic table is of more recent vintage.
The site is not named for the Native Americans who lived there.
It’s named for Madira Bickel who purchased the land and donated it to the state in 1948.
Signs do provide some history about Native American Life for visitors.
The park added shell stairways for easy access to the top of the mound.
Crowning the mound, trees stand tall, decked in garlands of Spanish Moss.
The moss, an epiphyte or “air plant,” absorbs water and nutrients (especially calcium) from ambient air and rainfall.
Since we are not able to absorb nutrients from air, we decided our next stop should be LUNCH.
Aah . . . that’s better!