As posted last week, I went on a hike in the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, NY. This is not a pet friendly hike, as there are lots of wild animals who live in the conservancy and you can come across them at any time. Here are the ones I encountered.
Walk down a path, a wild turkey steps out in front of you.
It mostly ignored us…
…which was surprising since it wasn’t alone.
Momma and babies.
Someone left a horseshoe crab shell on a bench.
Osprey nest, although we did not see any osprey.
I almost stepped on this crab by accident. It’s so tiny!
We were walking up a path, when my hiking partner shushed me and noticed this.
This doe had no fear of us.
Staring at us. Then back to eating.
As I rounded a corner, I came face to face with this guy.
He stands to greet us.
Licking his chops. Are we going to be eaten?
Staring right at us.
He leads us out of the woods to the street/parking lot. A very magical experience.
Turtles in the water.
This guy was massive.
Next week: I get to take a walk inside Marble Cemetery.