A Walk in the Woods

Today Mom and I walked in the woods at the Genesee Country Nature Center. Before we went into the Nature Center building, we saw this milkweed:

15Oct2006-001

Inside the building they had a touchy-feely tray full of nature’s treasures:

15Oct2006-004

And a turtle shell.  Here’s the inside – it felt very smooth:

15Oct2006-005

We decided to follow the Geology Trail:

15Oct2006-033

And right away we were intrigued with the boulders and trees: 100_0226

Here’s a Black Cherry and a Maple growing together – they look like they’re kissing:

15Oct2006-015

There’s nothing like the beauty of woods: 15Oct2006-013

There were several rock fences along the way, showing this was once property owned by individuals:

15Oct2006-018

Here’s a hole that was covered up and filled in with stones – maybe an old well:

15Oct2006-020

We saw this Woolly Bear catepillar (Pyrrharctia isabella) along the trail – I love Woolies:

15Oct2006-022

A fallen tree:

15Oct2006-024

And a tree with a great deal of fungus:

15Oct2006-026

Another beautiful trail photo:

15Oct2006-027

And last, but certainly not least, the most beautiful fall tree color I’ve seen yet this fall:

15Oct2006-032

This fall is not one of our more colorful falls here – believe me, I’ve spent time looking for the great fall color I love, and I’m not finding it. Are you?