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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

6/30/14 Perch Pond Trails

Getting to be really summer- around 80 when we started. These trails are not far and I didn't want to drive a long ways and find swarms of deer flies. We started from the parking lot on Poplar St..Some mosquitoes but no deer flies!

Bog bridges near the start of South Trail

We took the 100 Acre Woods Trail ( no flies) to Spruce Road and there we encountered deer flies- not as bad as yesterday but still annoying. I wanted to go by the small pond so Kelley could cool off. Once we got back in the woods there were few flies.

Kelley was really happy when we reached Perch Pond -deep enough to swim - and there were no flies on that trail either

A little further on we stopped by the pond for a little lunch and I got my first two damselflies of the season

We then followed the route shown back. The rest of the way there was only an occasional deer fly but it was getting warm and we were ready for the air conditioned car- now upper 80's. Not a bad outing 2  1/2 hours


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    1. Thank you Linda- damselflies- narrower body and wings folded when at rest.

  2. I've never heard of damselflies. Love their color.

    1. Hi Kim- they are smaller than dragonflies and easy to miss.


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