On Friday, I met 2 friends, Jeri & Mary Jo, for lunch at The Roost. An off the beaten path restaurant that serves up a delicious plate of food, a good cup of hot coffee and a tasty cold drink. We had a good visit and enjoyed our lunches. Facebook reminded me that we had lunch last year on September 9th too, funny how schedules work out.
After I left the restaurant I decided to take the scenic route home.
Soon, I decided that would include at stop at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary.
I had been there one time, but it was spring time with muddy roads,
so I didn't get out of the car on that day.
This day was much better, so I did a little looking around.
|The trail map is a work of art.|
Can you see the photographer? Ha.
|I started at the You Are Here and took the Prairie walk. |
I'm not exactly sure where I was on this map, I'll bring it with me next time.
I did see the Prairie Platform.
I walked for about 30 minutes is all.
The trails are mowed grass in the Prairie area, very easy walking and quite a delight.
It was so peaceful and the prairie grasses shoulder high.
I can see this would be quite beautiful in Spring and early Summer.
My return trail was closer to the woods and I could see the water below.
But still a nice walk surface for sure.
|Near the trailhead.|
I'm wondering if this is just for demonstration or if it is a diverse living situation.
|I saw a few birds, none that I could identify, but I loved this silhouette.|
|The Bumbles were really busy.|
|I love this prairie grass. I hope my own 'wild area' will return to this next year.|
|My first Monarch Butterfly of the year.|
I am not sure if I wasn't out in the yard enough or what, but I haven't seen a single Monarch in my yard.
|The White Sled|
It was a good visit to Hunt Hill.
I'll be back, walking that peaceful path appeals to me.
I came home and found their website so I could join.
This kind of wild habitat is high on my list of important keepsakes.
Next time I'll spend more time hunting with my camera.