Yee hah! This was supposed to be Wednesday's post but, thanks to I don't know what, our Internet was down for almost all of yesterday. So, my streak has ended.
It was a good streak while it lasted. 1 month and 8 days.
But now, onward, to the subject of Urban Rail Trails.
You just never know when you are going to take a walk on the wild side when you take a rail trail walk in an urban area.
(not yesterday: 91 degrees. We're heat wimps here in Binghamton. No, this was on Sunday.)
I took my camera, and made the 4 mile walk, to see what I could find.
There were a lot of chipmunks-seem to be a lot this year-but chipmonks are so common (and fast) that I didn't unsling my camera. But then this little beauty caught my eye, on the shoulder of the trail....
Here's a snapping turtle. (the trail, for a little bit, is next to a small wetlands). I don't know if this was an egg laying female, but a bike rider came up to me and said "That's the second one I saw today". I did think his/her neck was at a bit of a weird angle. And by the way, I used my zoom to take this picture!
Rosa multiflora. And, sadly, these are invasive, and can become a real pest to the homeowner. It provides wildlife habitat, but crowds out native plants.
Still, they sure smell nice.
Dame's Rocket. I never knew this plant until I moved to NY. Now, this flower means "June" to me. They come in shades of white and pink/purple.
Yes, you never know what you will find on an urban rail trail.