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11th-Aug-2013 12:51 am
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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. I like turtles.)

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.

Also, all you Boscambervillington dwellers should subscribe to their mailing list. It gets like one post every couple of weeks. Subscription link at top of this page.
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12th-Aug-2013 01:08 am (UTC)
That sounds awesome! Walks with naturalists are the best. I just found the local nature center, and I'm excited to see their schedule of hikes and talks about things like wild birds and local butterflies.

(Also, I accidentally commented while I wasn't logged in; feel free to delete that comment.)
12th-Aug-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Oh man yay engaging with new places :)
13th-Aug-2013 01:30 am (UTC)
Have you been to Great Meadows in Concord? I've never been there without seeing turtles. Lovely ride to get there, too.
13th-Aug-2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Okay, I need to get there! My friend Eichin goes there all the time :) But until you said it was a nice ride, I hadn't bothered to look it up and find out that the Minuteman goes right there. Durr. Thank you!!
14th-Aug-2013 11:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation! That sounds quite neat! Back when I was an epsilon, my family used to go to nature centers and nature walks all the time, but I haven't done so in ages.
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