Along the Air Line... 2010 - Fall, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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October 13th. Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) use the marsh as a rest area overnight on their migrations.

 

 

Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum).

 

 

An afternoon visit to the Cranberry Bog trailhead in East Hampton revealed the last few Sweet Pea flowers of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 17th.  At the Route 85 trailhead in Amston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wider angle reveals that the area is far from pristine.

 

 

I've hauled that large truck tire out of the stream twice, but others insist on the heavy job of putting it back.  Argh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum).

 

 

 

 

 

Along the Colchester Spur behind the Zagray Farm Museum.

 

 

Maple-leafed Viburnum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Reed Grass (Phragmites australis), an invasive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few Asters remain in bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

October 18th.  Remains of a wood duck house.