Today was the monthly hike for the Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. We did walk a portion of the NCT. It's a section that goes along Hodenpyl Dam Pond, just north of what our chapter maintains.
Despite the prediction of heavy rain, eight people showed up. No rain- the weather was perfect!
There was a light breeze off the pond (really a lake). It was a beautiful walk.
The people enjoyed the antics of two dogs- Max the dachshund,
and Lily the beagle. Being a beagle, she had much more important things to do than pose for a portrait!
We saw the fruits of Limber Honeysuckle, Lonicera dioica, a native honeysuckle.
This was a nifty find- a map turtle, Glypteris geographica, sunning itself in the pond.
Half of the people were new, and we had a great time! Ramona (see link below) has just returned from a year in Peru, and it was great to have her back with us too!
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