Along the Air Line... 2018 - Fall, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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October 19th.  First heavy frost at 28 degrees.  A few geese overhead.






























October 22nd.  A rare Sun Pillar, though most often seen at this time of year and caused by light reflecting off ice crystals in the atmosphere.






October 29th.  Back on the trail after 6 days in New Hampshire. 



White Mountains in snow and rain on October 25th:



White Mountains in blue sky from Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, October 26th:



(Back to October 29th.) Pleasantly surprised to see two Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoneciceus) at the marsh, albeit far away, quiet, and soon gone.  A long wait until they return mid-February.



Still a little Red Maple (Acer rubrum) color.



Floating fallen leaves.









Now that's a leaf blower!  Preparing the trail for the Ghost Run, coming soon.



October 30th.  Shortly after dawn.






October 31st.  Heavy frost at 27 degrees.



Shelflike mushrooms on a dead tree.



Underside.  No sign of gills.  ID?



November 1st.  Pre-dawn at Raymond Brook Marsh.


















What do you know, more "straggler" Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) at the marsh.



Juvenile or female?  (Beak looks wrong for starling or cowbird.)









Mid-afternoon walk from the Brownstone Bridge over River Road east to the Blackledge River Bridge.





















Lots of thallose Liverwort (Division Marchantiophyta) growing on the damp walls of the bridge abutments.






A young Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), most likely killed by a bicycle.  (I placed it in leaves for this photo.)



The Blackledge River Bridge.