Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Birchbank Ramble

It was a wonderful day, perfect for a walk through the woods. Fifteen folks gathered at the trailhead of the Birchbank Trail, off Indian Well Road. This trail is noted, for one thing, for the variety and volume of spring flowers, and we arrived near the end of this Spring's cycle. 

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Starting out

Terry points out one of the native plants
The group heads uphill
Nature's overpass

Terry highlights some of the landscape
Checking the brook for water critters

"Where's the rest of the house?"

Resting at the old former fishing/hunting cabin

The picturesque stream that led us back down the hill
A quiet pool to explore

A fun hike, an educational experience, and a chance to get away and enjoy nature at her finest.