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Thursday, June 5, 2014

6/5/14 Essex Woods

Another cool, dreary, rainy day. We took advantage of a break to head for City Forest but passed the street to Essex woods on the way and went there instead. We have walked the old rail bed ( in winter) and the path around the marsh and through a neighborhood but had not done the small side trails. None of them are marked and we just wandered around for a bit. We met a man with his dog and he told us they had been bike paths but now were mostly just walked. I did not try to show which we were took on the map above because I don't know.

"The woods are lovely dark and deep"

After wandering a bit we walked down to the rail bed and then around the marsh. Kelley was very happy- it was almost like a new hike as we hadn't been here in some time and there was lots of sniffing to be done. There was also lots of water.

I continue to be attracted to the old dandelions

Some other things we saw

The entrance to the trail is at the end of a subdivision and as we walked through it I saw this flower in someones yard . I don't know what it is but it really stood out on this gray day.

Back in the woods for a couple more wildflowers

My idea to turn in here turned out to be a good one. We got in a pleasant  hour and a half without getting rained on. It was pretty in spite of the weather and Kelley got to meet a few people and a couple of dogs. 

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