"Girls, this is your last chance at a handout before Spring, so take advantage of it."
They happily did.
|Yesterday's honey bee feast of mint flavoured sugar syrup.|
Also, it was a good day for a hike around our trails and through our bush lot. I hoped the exercise and fresh air would help reduce my persistent bout of insomnia.
I quite enjoyed my hike although there was not much in the way of wildlife spotting. I did see fresh coyote scat, raccoon tracks and a foraging black squirrel. A hawk's 'scree-e-e-e' call came from somewhere among the trees.
|Walking North beside a line of hybrid poplar trees.|
|Heading West towards our bush lot.|
|Of course I had to stop and admire exposed bird nests.|
|Now with only ankle deep water, field drainage ditches made easy walking.|
|The trail winds through a stand of white pines which were planted in 2009.|
|Long afternoon shadows were cast on a tree that still clings to it's leaves.|
|Occasional stones peek through the leaf cover.|
|A splash of green from a fern, not yet dormant.|
|Fallen trees provide animal and insect shelter and eventually forest compost.|
|Never clear-cut, this bush lot contains a good variety of native tree species.|