This past Sunday 31 of us (adults and children) took a walk led by Dawn Marvin Ward to explore/hike around Ruggles Pond in the Wendell State Forest. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day. The sun was shining and the breeze was blowing just enough to make the biting insects bearable.
We observed what was NOT poison ivy, precious lady slippers, the difference between tea-berries and partridge berries ( I never knew!!), listened for and pretended to be birds flying across the meadow, beavers and their lodge, frogs and a Dad catching a frog (Thanks Dan!), woodpecker holes in a dead tree and Dawn's friendly chipmunk.