encase me in your belly
basin of the lake
hear sounds of
giant turtle, salamander,
gathering of burnt
that crisp orange-yellow
of setting sun
doesn't ripple-melt me
in the tranquility of ever-
My photos of Lake Crawford, Milton, Ontario.
An Iroquoian village lived near this lake over 600 years ago.
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Notes about Lake Crawford: Meromictic Lake
The heart of the park is the eponymous meromictic lake: Crawford Lake. Do you know what makes this lake a rarity? The lake is deeper than its surface area, so the lowest levels of water are very rarely disturbed, and little oxygen reaches the lowest levels. It’s the unique qualities of a meromictic lake that led to an exciting discovery—where science unveiled local history. Researchers and scientists found ancient corn pollen deep in the sediment of the lake. The presence of corn meant settlements, and thus this began the research, which concluded, that First Nations groups settled in this area over six hundred years ago.