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Mima mounds

Washburn, A. L.

Mima mounds

an evaluation of proposed origins with special reference to the Puget lowlands

by Washburn, A. L.

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Published by Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources in [Olympia, Wash.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Washington (State),
  • Puget Sound Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Patterned ground,
    • Patterned ground -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound Region

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-53).

      Statementby A.L. Washburn.
      SeriesReport of investigations / Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources ;, 29, Report of investigations (Washington (State). Division of Geology and Earth Resources) ;, 29.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGB406 .W37 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 53 p. :
      Number of Pages53
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1360426M
      LC Control Number92620588

        Mima Mounds, Washington. Mima Mounds is in Thurston County, just a few miles south of Olympia, Washington. It is a remnant of mounded prairie that was once more common in the south Puget Sound area. The prairie is at its most floriferous in the spring, but is worth visiting year-round. A paved interpretive trail makes it easy to enjoy. . Using LIDAR to model mima mound evolution and regional energy balances in the Great Central Valley, California / Sarah Reed and Ronald Amundson --"Pimple" mound microrelief in southern Saskatchewan, Canada / L. Lee-Ann Irvine and Janis E. Dale --Alpine and montane mima mounds of the western United States / George W. Cox --The biodynamic.

      The swath of grassy humps known as the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve spins a mystery as yet without an ending. And with any good story, context is critical. Mima mounds, Olympia, Washington. likes 14 talking about this 1, were here. Mima mounds are low, flattened, circular to oval, domelike, 5/5.

      Get this from a library! Mima mounds: an evaluation of proposed origins with special reference to the Puget lowlands. [A L Washburn]. However, the Mima mounds around Weed, CA. could not have been started by gophers, because that is a perennial wetland area, and the gophers would have not been able to burrow into that wetland to.


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Mima mounds by Washburn, A. L. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve (NAP) was established in to protect rare examples of mima mound landforms and Puget prairie grasslands. The site includes a small Garry oak woodland and savannah (widely spaced oak trees with grass understory) and also supports a variety of prairie dependent butterflies and birds, and Douglas-fir forest.

CAROLINA BAYS, MIMA MOUNDS, SUBMARINE CANYONS is one of 22 volumes in the Catalog of Anomalies published by The Sourcebook Project. The catalog provides an objective, unsensationalized compilation of anomalous phenomena, difficult to explain observations, and curiosities of nature in the fields of astronomy, biology, archeology, geophysics, and geology.

MIMA MOUNDS AN EVALUATION OF PROPOSED ORIGINS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PUGET LOWLANDS by A. WASHBURN WASHINGTON DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND EARTH RESOURCES REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 29 Boyle ~ Commissioner ot Public Lands Art Steo,ns Supervisor Division of Geology and Earth Resources Raymond Lasmanls.

State Geologist. Mima mounds, often associated with vernal pools, have historically been shrouded in genetic uncertainty. Nevertheless, emerging Mima mounds book the array of explanations proposed, a biological mechanism for mound formation has steadily gained strength.

Mima Mounds Of Ice, Mounds and Aliens. In Western Washington there exists an interesting anomaly. South of the State Capitol of Olympia and extending to the area known as Grand Mound, just north of Centralia, there exists a vast prairie covered in small mounds of dirt and debris known as the Mima Mounds.

With a half-mile ADA accessible path and another two miles of more rugged wandering, the Mima Mounds are a great destination for many hikers. Many theories exist as to what created the Mima Mounds.

Everything from geologic forces to extraterrestrial have been cited to explain the strange lumps that carpet the acres of this National Natural Landmark/5(13).

The Mima Mounds sit atop highest post-glacial "outwash" terrace, but themselves are composed of sediment that is more like a massive mudflow matrix. Those Mima Mounds along SR 99 between Olympia and Tenino are loaded with andesite, Mount Rainier : Dan Mcshane.

The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - has been solved, scientists say. These geological anomalies are. I didn't know about the Mima mounds till about an hour ago, when I randomly read something about these. I looked up different pictures of the mounds on the internet as well as the surrounding area via Google Map.

Looking at the mound x-section, we can see that the mounds are made of a very dark soil, on top of a horizontal rock : Dan Mcshane. The Mima Mounds are now regarded, perhaps improperly, as the “type mounds” for many different mounded landscapes. This paper confines its discuss to the type mounds themselves, and not others that may or may not have resulted from similar processes.

Mima mounds can be found at Washington's Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, a national landmark, and can also be found in many places in the West and. Mima Mounds: Below the western slopes of Mount Rainier the topography changes to a native grassland ecosystem - the "Puget Prairie".

The early summer prairie wildflower displays with acres of purple camas flowers are a wonderful sight and the summer butterfly displays can be fantastic - but it is the "Mounds of.

There has been recent favorable consideration of the idea that the Mima mounds were made by gophers. The writer believes the evidence indicates that gophers function only in the reworking of the mound material, not in the primary construction.

The plausibility of the earlier glacial or periglacial theory has been increased by recent knowledge of permafrost and of the deposits made by combined Cited by: Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, Olympia: Address, Phone Number, Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve Reviews: 4/54/5(58).

VEGETATION OF THE MIMA MOUNDS, WASHINGTON STATE [Del Moral, Roger & Deardorff, David C] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. VEGETATION OF THE MIMA MOUNDS, WASHINGTON STATEAuthor: David C Del Moral, Roger & Deardorff.

OAA Practice Mima Mounds Have you ever read a book or watched a TV show where someone is trying to solve a mystery. The investigator looks at all the clues and tries to discover what actually happened. That is what you will be doing today. Be sure to use your critical reading.

Mima Mounds: The Mysterious Work of Nature A STORY FROM THE. FIRST PEOPLE. Early Encounters, Early Hypotheses. The Mima Mounds intrigued travelers and explorers in the. s as described in their journal entries. APRIL Sir James Douglas. of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, traveled through mounded prairies in the region.

Mima Mounds. Hike a mile loop with only ten feet elevation gain through one of Washington's great mysteries, the origin of which no one knows. Mima Mounds is a National Natural Landmark managed by as a Natural Area Preserve by the Department of Natural Resources.

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It's located in California, United ed in a book by Laird Samuel Barron, Mima Mounds were first described in Western Washington State. The forgotten natural prairie mounds of the Upper Midwest: Their abundance, distribution, origin, and archaeological implications Author(s) Fred A.

Finney. The swath of grassy humps known as the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve spins a mystery as yet without an ending.This species often overwinters communally within small earth mounds, called mima mounds. These mounds may hold several hundred toads over the winter.

Population and management. The Canadian toad has no special status in Minnesota. Fun facts. Many Canadian toads spend their winters in mounds of soil called mima mounds.

Each mima mound may have hundreds of toads.Mima Mounds, also called pimple prairies, earth mounds, or hog wallows, are named after Mima Prairie, the type locality in northwestern Washington (just south of Olympia).These microtopographic landscapes can be found along the Gulf coastal plain, on river terraces of the Central Plains and lowlands, as well as Africa and South consist of dozens of fairly symmetrical mounds.