Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The forecast today was rain, but the sun came out at about noon. I called my sister and we decided to brave the forecast.
There were dark clouds on the horizon when we got to the Cherry River Bog.
Walking on a boardwalk is one of my favorite experiences. (I thought of you, Irene.)
The pleasant, easy trail is just a bit over 4 miles long.
We came upon 2 baby chipmunks running and playing and just enjoying being alive! We stayed awhile to watch them and managed to catch a picture of one of them.
We also took a photo of a squirrel munching on his snack. But unfortunately we weren't fast enough to take a photo of the baby fox that darted by in the woods.
There are plenty of benches on which to sit and enjoy the view.
A Canada Goose enjoying a swim, and Mallard Duck preening his feathers.
And what is this monstrosity?
I was looking forward to seeing the new nature centre that was built on the site. I'd seen plans of a beautiful, rustic cottage that would fit right into the natural setting. I couldn't believe it when I saw this UGLY building! They spent over a million dollars on that centre. What an eyesore! My sister told me that they've received many complaints that the centre was NOT built according to the plans that were submitted. It's extremely disappointing!