Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 146: Dunn's Marsh

A selection of photos taken from a recent walk through Dawley Conservancy and Dunn's Marsh, accessible by road as well as several state and local bike trails. Click on any photo for a larger view.

Blue Vervain and Cattails

Bridge at the intersection of several bike trails

Looking out over Dunn's Marsh from the Cannonball Bike Path.
The Capitol City State Trail runs along the opposite shore.

A doe along the Cannonball. We stood looking at each other a good five
minutes, before a toddler a quarter mile behind me let out a loud screech
that sent the doe crashing through the underbrush.

Can you see the ducks behind the reeds?

It's hard to get a good view of the pond this time of year.

One of several inlets around the pond.

Groundhog -- I've seen a lot of them this year!

Swamp Milkweed usually flowers mid-June to Mid-August in wet habitats,
and is attractive to monarchs and other species of butterflies.

Meadowsweet along the Cannonball Path. This is a
fragrant member of the rose family that grows in marshy areas.

For more photos, see the following posts from last week:

In Search of Sunflowers

Skywatch Friday 71


Wordless Wednesday

Create With Joy


Christian WeiƟ said...

A wonderful series of photos and a great area.

Heather said...

Thanks, Christian!

maryaustria said...

A beautiful place! Wonderful shots!

LKlonsky said...

Wow! You're a very talented photographer! I can visit where you went without getting any bug bites. :)

Ida said...

Such a pretty area.

NC Sue said...

I've never seen milkweed like that.

Anonymous said...

Interesting things and creatures! #ww

Heather said...

Thank you all for the great comments!

Jana said...

Lots of neat stuff here. Love the milkweed. And the doe. And the groundhog. :-D

Heather said...

Jana: The doe and groundhog were definite highlights! ☺