Yesterday we had a rainy morning and just walked around the neighborhood. Today we were looking for trails that would not be too wet ( we had got 3. 5 " of rain) . We started from Hillside and there is soon a pond ( not the one shown on the map) which Kelley was happy about.
It is a small pond and we walked around it with me taking pictures and Kelley in and out of the water.
We then followed the course outlined on the map and did well, considering I often have trouble with these trails.
Some wild flowers
We headed for the fields near the Penobscot which contain large patches of milkweed and often lots of Monarchs. Today the milkweed flowers were mostly not open yet and there were no monarchs. There were other butterflies and flowers.
We did end up on an unknown trail on our return but it took us back to the one we had come in on. On the way back I found this odd fungus
Back to the pond and on the short trail to the car-
This one was tiny- less than an inch across
A pretty good hike- temps in the 70's- few mosquitoes or deer fliers, water for Kelley and lots for me to photograph. 2 1/2 hours