Thursday, May 20, 2010

Afton Running

Did a quick run on the snowshoe loop at Afton this morning. Perfect weather - sunny and almost 70. The wild geraniums are spectacular and the ferns are beautiful. I am amazed at the variety of ferns. 

Sorry, no photos, my camera wasn't working.

Didn't hear many woodpeckers but saw a vulture, turkeys, pheasants, towhees, thrashers, bluebirds, tree swallows, nuthatches and other little birds. Heard several others singing. Did not bring my binoculars on the run. Took them back out on the trail after running but it wasn't very helpful. Just ahead of me were two women, a toddler and a dog making a lot of noise. I gave up and went home to watch Kathy on TV (see Tuesday's note). Both Kathy and Claire were awesome.