Over the last couple of years I have spent a lot of time at Claireville, especially in the winter months to capture the birds at the feeders. It’s not very often I head over there at other times of the year. Usually its because I’m out hiking the Bruce Trail rather than staying close to home. So, because of this I haven’t actually explored too much of the paths. Today I decided to check out one trail I’ve never been on in the hopes of finding some autumn colour.
As you can see by the above photo, I found a lot of brown. I always find these particular paths to be on the creepy side and I’m always looking around expecting to see someone or something hiding in the distance. (I have apparently watched too many horror flicks.) The path did open up into some colour, as it usually does.
When I decided to turn and head back to the car I found myself a little turned around once I reached the creepy part of the trail. When hiking the trails I’m used to seeing trail markers of some sort – there are none of these in Claireville. So when all the trees look the same it can get easy to turn the wrong way – which I did today. Luckily it wasn’t too long before I found my way and was back on the path again.
Before I got back to the car I stopped at a small opening and found this busy little bee gathering the last of the pollen before the autumn ends. A great way to end the hike through the park.