September 8, 2014 – Green Bank Radio Observatory and Cranberry Glades

18 – Glade

The natural history of the 750 acre area is of special interest, the most outstanding feature of the “Glades” is the open bogs nestled in a natural bowl at an elevation of 3,400 feet. The “Glades” resemble an arctic tundra misplaced in the state’s mountains … where many of the same rare plants, birds, mammals and even reindeer moss which are commonly found in Bogs in the far north exist in this Monongahela landscape.

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