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.
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.