Friday, February 27, 2015

Woodside Natural Area- Snowshoe tour




Woodside Natural Area in Essex, Vermont consists of a diversity of habitats, with forest and a beaver-impacted wetlands at its center.






                                                            STOP

                                                                   
                                                            Look



                                                             And 

 


                                                             Listen


 
































































































































                                                           Sunshine Tree















































































































































                                  Judging by the spacing between tracks, I am guessing these are moose tracks.




 
















































                              Seek nature to find yourself. 
                                                                   ~ Bernie Paquette


Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont



Winooski Valley Park District  
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ParkDescription
Colchester PondA 182 acre pond and surrounding forest in Colchester, situated within a large tract of contiguous forest. A 2.5 mile walking trail circles the pond.
Delta ParkA 55 acre park at the mouth of the Winooski River encompassing several diverse ecosystems and a half mile of natural sandy beaches.
Derway IslandA 148 acre nature preserve along the Winooski River with a variety of swampy ecosystems.
Donohue Sea CavesA 15 acre park in Burlington covered by pond and marsh, featuring ancient limestone dolomite caves.
Essex OverlookA small five acre park in Essex with shade trees and picnic trees.
Ethan Allen HomesteadA large park along the Winooski River in Burlington featuring numerous wildlife species and elevated boardwalk trails, as well as Ethan and Fanny Allen's restored 1787 farmhouse.
Macrae FarmA 288 acre park in Colchester with floodplains, meadows, and upland hardwood forests offering hiking and cross country trails.
Mayes LandingA quiet spot near the mouth of the Winooski River, next to the Burlington Bike Path, with a nice grassy spot with tables surrounded by shade trees.
Muddy BrookA 27.5 acre park in South Burlington featuring several diverse ecosystems, including Winooski River frontage, and a 1.75 mile loop trail.
Muddy Brook Wetland ReserveNew addition! More information coming soon!
Old MillFormerly a beaver pond, Old Mill Park is now an open meadow landscape in Jericho with Clay Brook running through the middle.
Salmon Hole and RiverwalkSalmon Hole Park lies at the bottom of the Winooski River Falls on the Burlington-Winooski border, while the Riverwalk runs from that spot along the river all the way to Riverwalk Park on Intervale Road.
Winooski GorgeWinooski Gorge is an eleven acre natural area in South Burlington featuring a deep river gorge and a Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forest.
Wolcott Family Natural AreaNew addition! Details coming soon.
WoodsideWoodside Natural Area in Essex consists of a diversity of habitats, with forest and a beaver-impacted wetlands at its center.