October 27th, 2016

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve


On Saturday D. and I went to Long Ridge Open Space Preserve and walked part of the Peters Creek Trail, and I took some pics before I got too tired and we had to come home.


Grassland habitat.





Star thistles are very owie to the touch.





Grassy hillsides and contraily skies.





The Peters Creek Trail goes through a woodland habitat.





A skipper butterfly sips nectar at a thistle.





We pass by remnants of an abandoned orchard, probably planted when this was private ranch land.







We see a pool in Peters Creek, full of fallen leaves and water striders.







A fallen bigleaf maple leaf is an emblem of autumn.




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