Monday, June 27, 2011

Nemasket Travels

Jay and I love the Nemasket River. It flows right through Lakeville and we've been spending some time this spring exploring it.

A few weeks ago, I came home from work and Jay said "Let's go for a canoe ride on the Nemasket!" And away we went...

It was beautiful - and we saw tons of turles!

Hank loved being right in the front of the canoe!

Last weekend we decided to take a ride to a historic section of the Nemasket that has a herring run and a rich history of Native American use. Of course we stopped for an ice cream and Hank drooled the entire way!

We saw a GIGANTIC water snake sunning itself by the river!

And a great blue heron stalking fish.

Two days ago we decided to go for a hike at Betty's Neck after dinner. As we pulled in, look what we saw!!!!! A Northern Red-Bellied Cooter! I love these turltes. They are federally endangered so it's very special to see one.

It was crossing the road, so I helped it across and back into the Pond. Look how big they are!

We walked through the fields at Betty's Neck. It was the perfect day.

Then traveled down to the Pond. Got a little buggy, but we persevered and made it back to the field.

Saw a cute itty-bitty baby toad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy you are blogging again. I LOVE to read it Amos and see all your pics!