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Saturday, August 16, 2014

8/15/14 Newman Hill

Mix of sun and clouds and upper 60's with rain in forecast for this afternoon. Yesterday in rained pretty much all day and Kelley went to the nursing home to play with other dogs. This is a nearby hike.

When we started from the parking lot there were no deer flies.Kelley likes Black Pond because it is easier to get out of.

We took the little side trail to Pine Pond

Then we took the trail that looks more like an old rail bed than the trail on the map

You can't get far on this trail because you come to a very wet bog. We were also accumulating deer flies. We turned around and went back to follow the trail on the map. The farther we went, the more deer flies until there was a cloud of them around Kelley. We decide to return the way we came ( rather than the loop we usually do)  as that was the quickest way out of the deer flies and Kelley could have another go at the pond.

In spite of the flies I got a few pictures I liked.

Common Ringlet

I think, Northern Pearly Eye

White Admiral


A couple of wasps

Queen Anne's Lace

The deer flies diminished the pleasure of this hike but we did get it in. 2  hours


  1. Nice bee and butterfly pics! And nice shot of Kelley in the water.

  2. Your butterfly pictures are beautiful. I'll stay away from the wasps - I'm highly allergic. :-(

    1. Thanks Kim- I have never been stung on a hike- once in my yard.


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