Once in the woods I found this colorful fungus
and while many trees were bare, there was still some brilliant color
Walking north on the old rail bed you eventually came to a very marshy area and could not proceed without wading- in winter when it is frozen we can walk all the way to Forest Ave- today we turned back.
It doesn't have to be a pond- only large enough for her to get into it.
and, yet another lichen
Turned out to be a pleasant 2 hour outing- a bit windy but no rain and still shirt sleeve hiking. We met several friendly people who gave Kelley some attention and made her happy.