Two Nice Oaks at Big Bone Lick SP, KY

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#1)  Two Nice Oaks at Big Bone Lick SP, KY

Postby Matt Markworth » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:13 pm

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I visited Big Bone Lick State Park on 9/8/14 and although I wasn't overly impressed with the areas that I hiked, there is a nice Shumard oak and bur oak there. This state park is located in the Outer Bluegrass and it's fairly common to see these two species associated with each other in the Bluegrass, especially in woodland pastures. The park has a small herd of bison, which provides a very small glimpse of what it would have looked like hundreds of years ago when vast herds roamed this area. The park gets it's name from megafauna fossils found there and the presence of a salt lick.

Shumard oak: 15'6" x 81' x 76.5'
bur oak: 12'2.5" x 80.5'

               
                       
Shumard Oak - Big Bone Lick.JPG
                       
Shumard oak
               
               


               
                       
Shumard Oak Leaves - Big Bone Lick.JPG
                       
Shumard oak leaves
               
               


               
                       
big bone lick shumard and bur.JPG
                       
Shumard oak and bur oak
               
               


               
                       
Bur Oak - Big Bone Lick.JPG
                       
bur oak
               
               


               
                       
Bison at Big Bone Lick.jpg
                       
bison
               
               


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#2)  Re: Two Nice Oaks at Big Bone Lick SP, KY

Postby Don » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:30 am

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Would those be Wood Bison?
The makers of 'traces' that once were found along the many ridges of the steeply dissected Cumberland Plateau?
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#3)  Re: Two Nice Oaks at Big Bone Lick SP, KY

Postby Matt Markworth » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:12 pm

Don wrote:Matt
Would those be Wood Bison?
The makers of 'traces' that once were found along the many ridges of the steeply dissected Cumberland Plateau?
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Don,

I'm not sure, but here are some more photos. The hump on the first one favors wood bison, but the characteristics of the second one favor plains bison. I suppose it's possible that they have both.

               
                       
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