Said goodbye to Marty and Pat today.
They hiked some of the AT with me today and taught me a lot about local plants. Pat is going to help me with plant identification when I get stuck.
The red newt efts were out in force after the rain yesterday:
Can you see both of them in this shot:
Pat and Marty took me to a great blue heron rookery that was in a beaver pond. Ever since then, I’ve been more aware of beaver activity:
The ponds formed by the beaver dams were beautiful:
Also had a chance to meet my long time friend Bruce Finke – he drove out to Tyringham, MA to meet me on the trail. We worked together for many years in IHS
And there were many noteworthy sightings on today’s walk:
A pink lady slipper after blooming:
The beavers do amazing work!