Red Mallow Flowers - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC

At the other end of Meadowbrook Terr, where it loops back out to US-25, there is a small wetland by a field.

They keep the field mowed. - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
They keep the field mowed.

This is frequently where we walk the dogs to.

Cattails at Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Cattails at Somerset Swamp

It is always different.

Muscodine Grapes - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Muscodine Grapes

Muscodine grapes grow around the pond. Muscodines are a native grape that grows wild around here.

Red Mallow Flowers - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Red Mallow Flowers

There are a lot of different kinds of flowers and cattails.

Gigi found a small painted turtle - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Gigi found a small painted turtle

The dogs always want to follow the frogs as they jump in.

Somerset Swamp, a small wetland off Meadowbrook Terrace – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Somerset Swamp, a small wetland off Meadowbrook Terrace
Little Green Heron by the little wetland near the log cabin - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Little Green Heron by the little wetland near the log cabin – Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC

There are lots of birds.

Beaver Dam on Meadow Brook - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Beaver Dam on Meadow Brook
September 29, 2016

It used to be much swampier. Then we had beavers for a couple of years. They modified the area and now it is more of a pond. The beaver changed the way the water leaves the pond to Meadow Brook.

There is a small wetland off Meadowbrook Terrace - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
There is a small wetland off Meadowbrook Terrace

Okay, I made up the name. There used to be a lake here, Somerset Lake. I checked in on Facebook with some photos and Facebook let me name it. And it’s small. Really small. But, it is a nice walk, close to the log cabin, and there is always something to see.

Mowing what used to be a pond - Somerset Swamp – Meadowbrook Log Cabin – Hendersonville NC
Mowing what used to be a pond

Across from the cabin is a field. When I first bought the cabin, this was a swampy pondy area, too. Little by little it has silted in. Now they mow it. The field still belongs to the city.