Saturday, September 12, 2015
30 May 2015 An Unexpected Visit to Buzzard Swamp
We were hoping to visit Beaver Meadows for a walk along the trails and a chance to see orchids and bunchberry in bloom. We arrived at the parking area just as the rain started. Since this was our only chance this year to walk the trail while the flowers were in bloom, we decided to try waiting out the rain. We were soon joined by a member of the State Police. He pulled in along side and lowered his window. I really never worried about law enforcement pulling up as we were parking. ;) Um, not that type of parking. It turned out the officer wanted to warn us the nearby youth detention facility had a couple "runners." He wanted to no if we had seen them. We hadn't. We gently asked if they were incarcerated for violent crimes. They had. After the officer left, we decided to pass on the orchids and bunchberry. We went off to find a different place to wait out the rain We decided to visit Buzzard Swamp instead. There were a few caches there we hadn't found and lots of opportunities for wildlife spotting. There were dragonflies, frogs, and butterflies.