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This area is known as a Perched Swamp White Oak swamp [pic 1] and is rare in Tompkins County because of its unique biology, hydrology [pic 2] and tree composition. To study the hydrology of this area (the movement, distribution, and quality of water) groundwater monitoring wells were installed several years ago. These are the two five-foot tall pipes you see sticking out of the ground on both sides of the trail. Using these wells, students can monitor the level of water in this area and help manage this important forest community.