This weekend we got one rain day and one beautiful day. It was so nice to get out and not have to wear a coat. This time I found a new place to explore called the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.
I read up on it and it said that dogs were allowed, but when we got there, I saw on the sign to the center that dogs were not allowed in that area. I asked at the desk and she told me we could hike on the trails on the other side.
The trail was nice, though a few wet spots from all the rain, but it was a nice hike and we didn't see anyone on most of the hike.
Some areas had board walks for the swampy ponds.
There are also farm fields and an old quarry area. One thing the sanctuary has is, plenty of birds, especially wood peckers. I noticed a lot of holes in the trees and even spotted a few babies peeking their heads out. Now I know why so may trees look like faces.
One reason I wanted to go was, they have an owl sanctuary. Bill sat in the car with Bean so I could go and see the owls and check out the sanctuary area. They have ponds and trails and I will definitely come back with Nick so we can explore that area.
This owl seemed to be mocking me. He was making hissing sounds and blinking at me.
This guy just looked sad. He had some strange growth on his stomach, not sure what was wrong with him, but he was not a happy guy. I cropped him in more and used photoshop to make the bars and background disappear.
There are also barns and old homes, and they are associated with a farm, so lots to explore on future visits. I have been by this area when we are in Mystic and never knew it was there. I might even go back next Sunday and bring Nick. Great time of year to see nature as the ponds come to life and the flowers will be budding.