Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Short Visit to the Rail Trail

I took a short walk on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail this morning, from Shippensburg University up to around the 3 mile marker. I got some pictures, but mostly I was just up there to enjoy the day. Lots of birds - the constant soundtrack was made up of the songs of House Wrens, Catbirds, and Cardinals, with generous contributions from Baltimore Orioles, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Wrens, and Wood Thrushes. I also saw most of these, as well as some Brown Thrashers, but they weren't singing, at least that I could hear. As you can see from the photos below, there were also a few wingless critters around. All in all it was a good walk. Enjoy!

An Eastern Cottontail near the beginning of the undeveloped section of the trail
A Canada Violet along the trail
A Chipmunk picking up a little late breakfast along the trail
A view across the valley from the Rail Trail with Blue Mountain in the background
Another farm in the Cumberland Valley with Blue Mountain in the background
© 2014 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Great shots, especially the animal close-ups!

  2. The farms are my favorite! Charming!

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