Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ivy Creek

Today I took a walk through the Ivy Creek Natural Area, a preserve on the town reservoir, just a couple of miles from our home. There's a 1.5-mile loop trail running through it, with a number of other trails besides. I'm looking forward to exploring them as the seasons change.

I didn't see any rattlesnakes (hooray!) but I did glimpse a few groundhogs, a rabbit, and this shy turtle:

And of course the usual late-summer leafy and prickly things.

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