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According to the website:
"A 2.5-mile trail (1/2 mile of which is barrier free) wanders through the glacially sculpted hills and valleys of the nature preserve, which is frequented by over 100 bird species, white-tail deer, red fox, coyote, and weasels. Sightings of soaring turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, and osprey are no longer rare."
We were hoping to see even a small amount of that wildlife. Once we parked we just started walking. We didn't have a proper trail map but that was alright. We just wanted to be outside a bit and talk. Nothing intense.
Quickly, we stumbled upon an area with a raised wooden platform that jutt out into a marshy/swampy area - what you would call wetlands I suppose. We could see some ducks in the distance and close by there were a few frogs. I'd never been to a wetlands area and I was astonished how bright the greens were. Here are some photos of that area:
Also, below are a few photos I took or some birds I saw in the Lexington area near Port Huron. I took these from my cousin's house/porch so they're not exactly wildlife adventure photos, but I was so excited to see so many different and colorful birds. In LA it seems we mostly have crows, pigeons and seagulls.
Bird photography is hard with a point and shoot. I'll have to get a digital SLR at some point. Just click on the images to get a closer look and click again to zoom in even more.
female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
- the one with the red beak on the left -,
downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
and some other common bird