Massachusetts has many beautiful sanctuaries, parks and reservations. Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River sanctuary never fail to satisfy my love of wildlife. The very first encounter on that day (5/27/2013) were some beautiful damselflies, in bright blue and green!
Dragonflies and damselflies are sheer delight to me, especially when they perch on my hand. Funny how I was hoping to catch some wisteria blooms to photograph, but ended up spending much more time with these little guys near the ground under the wisterias. Alas, here are the wisterias. We could smell the bouquet as soon as we entered the sanctuary!
A small snake caught my eyes. A cute garter snake. As I got closer, it looked up.
Moving along the trail, came across a beautiful big old maple tree. A happy tree that spreads its branches freely towards the sky.
A pair of Carrion Beetles caught my attention on the steps.
Such a pleasant spring afternoon it was…
Oh, sorry! We didn’t mean to disturb you birds. Have a fantastic drowse!
A beaver swam by!
When walking up the pass to the top of the tunnel, you’d hear the alarming buzzing sound of the bees, but they’re buzzing at the tree canopy and the sound is only amplified in the pass. At the top, there are usually chipmunks busy stuffing their cheeks.
A very nice walk. Thank you, Mass Audubon!