8.09.2011

minto brown island park

 
 

I've been by the turnoff many times but had never actually gone to Minto Brown Island Park and Wildlife Refuge until about a week ago.  It was a hot day and the tree-canopied shaded walking paths were most welcome.  I took along my binoculars and bird book as I've read it's a great place to bird watch.  Turns out, it's a great place to bird listen, at least on that day.  Unfortunately, I didn't actually see very many, but their songs were loud and plentiful the day we were there!

There are so many, so many blackberries along the path.  Thor was picking and eating the entire time.  We laid out our blanket and had apples and granola bars probably about halfway through the loop, which I believe is about 5-6 miles.  It was a peaceful, open, sunny spot where no other people were, next to shallow water where Thor watched tadpoles for quite some time.  Made me remember watching tadpoles with my dad when I was a kid.  Happiness.

The last picture...people... STOP littering.  Show some love and respect to natural areas and the wildlife that lives here.  To all areas. 

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