I went on a Wildlife Walk with naturalist Dave Brown today, sponsored by Friends of Alewife Reservation. It is really a remarkable little snippet of genuine wild wetland -- some parts of it are more parklike, with paved paths, but much of it is entirely undeveloped, and impassable with brush. (Which is gorgeous, full of flowers, etc.)
WE SAW A TURTLE. *squee* I think he said it was an Eastern Painted Turtle. It was maybe four inches long? (That is, of course, not the only thing we saw. He pointed out a number of birds, and animal tracks / other signs, and plant species... I learned a lot. Wow. But the turtle was naturally the most exciting, because c'mon, turtles
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I spent the whole time kicking myself that I hadn't been able to find my camera. (Turns out I never unpacked it from that last bike trip that I packed for and then failed to actually go on...)
Anyway, I plan on going back there a bunch more, just to walk around and look at things, and hopefully take pictures this time.
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