A walk in the Arboretum

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A walk in the Arboretum

Needing some exercise and it being the start of leaf-peeping season, we took ourselves off for a pre-luncheon walk in the Arboretum to see what was to be seen.

One of two red squirrels that entertained us

One of two red squirrels that entertained us

The colours are starting to show themselves – albeit next weekend will be more striking and impressive and so here is a slide show of a selection of photographs from our walk. For those who know the place, this was round the main (orange) trail with a diversion at the northern end into Pullin’s Pasture.

A couple of butterflies – the basic lime green one (??species) and what looked to be at a distance a Mourning Cloak.  Do they have second hatches in a long summer?

Several nice birds too … not bad for around noon-time:

Hairy Woodpecker  2,  Pileated Woodpecker  2,  Blue Jay  8,  American Crow  3,  Black-capped Chickadee  12,  White-breasted Nuthatch  3, ,  Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1,  Gray Catbird  2,  Brown Thrasher  1,  Magnolia Warbler  1,  Chestnut-sided Warbler  2,  Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

Now – here is a guided album of the walk … click a thumbnail and then follow the slideshow to walk with us.

By |2013-10-05T16:16:04+00:00October 5th, 2013|birds, insects, squirrels, Trees|0 Comments

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