Sunday, February 7, 2010

Poindexter Preserve, Easton

Today I returned to Easton to the Poindexter Nature Preserve. Here you can really see the classic New England stone walls in the snow:

There are a series of neat interpretive signs that have seen better days. I got a chuckle out of the first one - for ticks.

A bit off trail there was a stand of what I believe is Highbush Cranberry, also called Cranberry Viburnum, which are known for their bright red berries that persist throughout the winter. Great for the birds.

Ice formations sparkled at the bridge crossing:

A woodpecker was apparently having a go at this tree, which was hollowed out and rotting. Maybe it was a Pileated Woodpecker trying to get at carpenter ants, their favorite food, because the holes were so big.

Poindexter Nature Preserve is managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust.

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