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From this northeastern perspective you can see the eastern boardwalk of the Yesler Swamp in the foreground and the entire southern loop close to the lagoon that once floated logs into Yesler’s mill. You can also see the western boardwalk¬†up to the T intersection of the entrance boardwalk.

The swamp has¬†much more rainwater than usual. And Lake Washington is beginning it’s annual rise to store enough water for the Crittenden (Ballard) Locks to run all year. So it is very swampy place indeed but accessible on the boardwalk.

The early spring has given us a leafless window to the boardwalk from the sky. Although this was taken early in the spring, this spring is not early.

In the background is Union Bay, a western out-pouching of Lake Washington that communicates with Lake Union. To the right are the greenhouses run by the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH), the Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens (UWBG) which supply some of the native plants which are restoring Yesler Swamp.

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