Donivan Slough

Donivan Slough (HM20Z0)

Location: Marietta, MS 38856
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 27.718', W 88° 28.628'

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Named after an early setter, Donivan Slough is fed by water runoff from the field in front of you. Although water levels fluctuate seasonally at this site, it remains wet year round. This moist environment allows unique growing opportunities for water~loving plants. Watch for the expanded bases and "knees" of the bald cypress and water tupelo soaking in the water. In the spring, admire the beauty of wildflowers that depend upon the dampness of the slough.

The slough is like a huge sponge. Because plants here do not need to use as much energy to acquire water and nutrients, they are more productive—putting on more leaves and fruit. Notice how lush this forest area is. Abundant water and little disturbance has allowed the trees to grow large with time. Enjoy the pleasant walk as you observe the rich understory of plentiful shrubs and distinct wildflowers.

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Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
False Solomon's Seal (Smilacina racemosa)
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
Red Trillium (Trillium sesslie)
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HM NumberHM20Z0
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Placed ByNatchez Trace Parkway, 
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.46196667, -88.47713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 27.718', W 88° 28.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 27' 43.08" N, 88° 28' 37.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Marietta MS 38856, US
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