Moonrise at Cherokee
Today's image is titled Moonrise at Cherokee and was photographed by Angela Richardson.
This photo, taken Feb. 1, shows a nearly full moon emerging from the dusky horizon, as seen from the snow-encrusted boardwalk at Cherokee Marsh. 'It was very cold when I went out to Cherokee Marsh to capture the sunset/moonrise,' she wrote. 'Saw several hawks perched and in flight. Deer were out soaking up the moonglow, too.' More photos of the full moon over the marsh can be found here.
Much of this boardwalk on the north side of town has deteriorated in recent years; the city of Madison's 2007 Capitol Budget has allocated $50,000 to replace part of it. Photos of the boardwalk in warmer times are provided by Barri Olson and Tim Mulholland; more information about the park -- the largest wetlands in Dane County -- is available from the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Upper Yahara Watershed.
The next full moon will arrive on Saturday, March 3.
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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