Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ithaca - Day 2

Let me just say I was struck, all day, by the difference that lots of precipitation makes. I didn't have to check in for the conference until this evening, so I spent part of the day exploring. Here's a typical shot of the woods - so green!
I visited Sapsucker Woods, which is hallowed ground if you've ever been a bird watcher. I've been one off and on, and since I was there mid-morning and not during migration, there wasn't all that much out and about. That's OK, it was a nice and very peaceful walk.
Here's a Jack-in-the-Pulpit. There were two kinds there, one that was all green and then these with the red stripes. Most of the other spring ephemerals were done. I saw lots of Trillium leaves, and spent flowers, but no good blooms.
I went to Treman State Park as well, and here's a view of one of the several sets of stairs I walked on my little hike. Quite a bit of elevation gain in a short space, and I was glad I had the advantage of coming from CO.
And finally, this little fellow was resting in one of the rock walls at the top of a hill. It was a good day.

1 comment:

  1. looks like you're having a great time so far. We ordered nice weather for you, so enjoy!


Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.