Thursday, June 09, 2016

A Day-Off Ramble in the Park

Today was the perfect early Summer day - warm but not hot, sunny, gorgeous blue sky with the occasional wispy cloud, a nice breeze, and no humidity. I had the day off, so what could I do but ramble through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park and take in the perfect day.

Walking in the woods on the Dykeman Walking Trail
A big ol' Snapping Turtle laying low in the Dykeman Spring wetland
Bindweed in the wetland area
A young Northern Water Snake along the creek in the wetland
A Spring Azure butterfly on White Clover up in the meadow
Daisy Fleabane in the upland meadow
It finally dried out enough to start the first haying of the season
A male Baltimore Oriole at the edge of the meadow
A young Groundhog on the Meadow Trail
Cinquefoil along the Meadow Trail
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

3 comments:

  1. An interesting meandering through your neck of the woods. I enjoyed it.

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  2. An interesting meandering through your neck of the woods. I enjoyed it.

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  3. Loved the shot of the snake. And that butterfly looks like it's made of stone.

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