Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Snowy Walk in the Park

As promised, I went back to the Dykeman Spring Nature Park this morning to tour the park in the snowy aftermath of the Blizzard of 2016. There was still enough snow to make walking difficult, so I stuck with the wetland area and decided against struggling up the hill to the upland meadow; I was tired enough just touring the lowlands! The snow was relatively undisturbed; mostly I was just following ski tracks of somebody who went through the park on cross country skis. The only really disturbed area was around the north duck pond, and that wasn't done by humans, that was all the ducks and Canada Geese who winter there. So there was plenty of undisturbed snow to capture in the camera. Come walk with me!

Branch Creek running between the ball fields
The Dykeman Walking Trail at the old railroad trestle
A wetland stream winds through the snow
A section of the wetland in the snow; note the Mink tracks in the foreground
The picnic area by the north duck pond
The red bridge over the creek on the Dykeman Walking Trail
Looking across the wetland to the woods north of the duck pond
Another wetland stream winding through the snow as we leave the park
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

1 comment:

  1. beautiful. 32" all at once...I've never experienced that. Glad you're able to get out to document it!