Saturday morning we drove to the Kent trail head for the Soos Creek Trail, located in a preserved greenbelt along the creek that serves as a drainage basin for the surrounding area.
Through the woods and over the creek.
Not much of a creek here,
but it opens out into a marshland and a swampy area.
We have not yet identified this marsh plant. We had not seen it before.
Wild rose and spirea.
Fortunately we do not have alligators!
Horsetail, a lovely ground cover or an indestructible garden invader? It all depends on the venue.
Red elderberry is already in full color.
We had seen a mature bald eagle swoop through the trees already, so we were not surprised to see this immature eagle land on the snag over the trail.
Turn around time.
Back under the power lines what we think is a red tailed hawk caused a ruckus around the crows.
The morning was cool and damp, a misty moisty morning, but not wet enough to spoil our enjoyment of this walk through a bit of bird-song-filled paradise.