Another belated hiking post from a few weeks ago. A friend and I were exploring a little known bird reserve and he pointed out the distinctive drumming of the Ruffed Grouse (also known as the thunder-chicken). It was pretty exciting, so I found a youtube video to share with you!
It was also a beautiful forest! (With lots of hemlocks, my favourite.)
We could hear the grouse off in the green ferns bordering the forest.
But, as it was a reserve, we didn’t want to leave the trails to chase the wildlife.
Hey, I can be respectful (sometimes).
I just never get tired of photos of trails through forests.
This was a glorious old red oak.
I’m trying to master some black and white photography (hard for me because I LOVE colour).
We came across this wetland.
With an *extremely* dodgy boardwalk leading to an overlook.
We stepped carefully, sure to keep our weight on the cross ties, which were thicker than the boards.
Anania funebris (a day flying moth)
Star flower! Trientalis borealis
These huge fallen trees are fun.
Thanks for reading!