This is the interpretive display just in front of the mound.
Here's the south side of Seip Mound, with some tall grass in the foreground.
The area that's been cleared of grass is the site of a house built long ago near the mound. Each wooden peg indicates the location of a log that had been inserted into the ground. I think that the modern structures in the background are part of a school athletic field.
These two small mounds are part of the earthworks that surrounded the main mound.
After I took this last picture, it was time to hop back in the Bigfootmobile and drive on to the next stop, Serpent Mound, which had also been on my 2002 tour. Unfortunately, as I arrived there, not only was it starting to rain, but I heard some thunder. Rain is one thing, but thunder and lightning are another, especially since Serpent Mound is surrounded by trees, and has a metal observation platform. Any return visit will therefore have wait until some future trip.