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Pothole Ecosystems

Atop the rocky canyon wall above Valley of Boulders in Charon's Garden Wilderness, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK, potholes are temporarily filled with water from recent heavy rains. It was sufficient for grass to thrive and, believe it or not, dozens of tadpoles! Imaged in June 2007.

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OlympicMtnBoySweet!

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Wow! What a cool set of pools nestled in the rocks. This looks very fun to just lay down next to and soak up the sunshine:) Have a good one!
Posted Jan 24, 2008 5:18 pm

Mark DoironRe: Sweet!

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Yeah, it was pretty neat to stumble upon these while climbing to to top of Valley of Boulders. I think these are pretty rare, but we'd had an exceptionally wet spring and summer and that allowed the potholes to thrive. Thanks for looking and commenting! --mark d.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 6:23 pm

apachedinoOklahoma?!

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Wow, that is really neat, I love rock, but combining it with this lushness definitely adds a special element. Strange.
Posted Sep 27, 2009 10:03 pm

Mark DoironRe: Oklahoma?!

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Yes, Oklahoma. And, in fact, in just a few minutes I'm headed out to spend the morning in the Wichita Mountains to celebrate my 60th birthday. It's a great place and so unexpected for what most people think of as a flat state. Thanks for looking! --mark d.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 5:28 am

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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Jun 12, 2007 7:45 am

Image ID: 300790
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Lat/Lon: 34.72350°N / 98.7451°W
Object Title: Pothole Ecosystems

Image Type(s): Flora, Scenery