I have been visiting as many of the conservation properties in the area as possible. So yesterday after work I explored Brooke Memorial Preserve and Fresh Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Cheshire, CT. I took Kermit and my little point-and-shoot camera, which is less versatile, but more portable than my DSLR.
|The trail in Brooke Memorial is growing over and reminds me an old logging road, common throughout New England|
|Kermit was happy to pose|
|A lone sugar maple tree is turning|
|The trails at Fresh Meadows cut through forest and shrubby meadows|
|There are many thickets of autumn olive on site, a highly invasive shrub with edible berries|
|I spotted this very small deer about sixty meters in the woods. It was tough to get a halfway decent shot with the point-and-shoot.|
|Fresh Meadows borders the property of Edward Tufte, a famous statistician who taught at Yale. I had the chance to see him speak at the Foellinger Auditorium while at I was at the University of Illinois. His property has many large sculptures, one of which is visible from the east side of Fresh Meadows.|