Friday, August 10, 2012
8/9/12 Marsh Island Natural Area
Hot day and an early dental appointment so no early start. We headed for nearby Orono and this property of the Orono Land Trust.
This White Admiral would not give me the pose I wanted
We followed the trail from the end of Penobscot St. , through Peter's Field, and on to the river. The marshes had all dried up and the bank of the Penobscot is about 20 feet above the river here but we managed to work our way down to it so Kelley could get a nice swim
On the way back we attempted to reach the pond but once again were foiled by the confusing trails and just hiked back to where we started from.
We then walked down to the river for one last swim
And one last insect.
Not a long hike- 1 1/2 hours- but pleasant - it seemed like enough as we were both feeling the heat.