While Jann was at a Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild meeting yesterday, I took a ride around Newport, Sunapee, and Washington, NH. I got a variety of nature photos.
These berries will be bright red soon. What is this common wildflower? Those are the huge three leaves of the plant above. Answer below.
Along the Sugar River in Newport I found a Great Blue Heron.
Also nearby was this dragonfly.
In Sunapee a Gray Catbird was feasting on berries.
In May Pond in Pillsbury State Park I got a snapping turtle swimming under me and looking up at me.
Pillsbury State Park is a wonderful, small, uncrowded state park for camping, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and just enjoying nature. Check it out, and while you are there visit the Goshen Ocean (Lake Gunnison) nearby. It is a great semi-easy hike around the lake. And stop at the Pollard Mill Falls in Newport just down the road from the Little Red Schoolhouse on Route 10.
Heading back along the trail I spotted a tiny warbler. It sure looked small in “real life”. This is an uncropped photo of a Yellow Warbler. (Thanks, George)
The first photo in this blog shows the berries of a Jack-in-the-Pulpit.