Hiking, snowshoeing, xc skiing horseback riding. Great for kids.

I was privileged to join in on the trail work going on on this lovely little trail. It is being cleaned up and expanded by the Temple Conservation Commission. The hope is that it will be utilized by hikers as well as schools and equestrians. I was there to give equestrian input. The trail is off North Road near the Temple Lynborough town line.

And, the other day; June 2021, I was again privileged to join friends as we got an updated tour with Naturalist Scott Hecker. Included are some updated photos and comments.

Scott Hecker is working on a new trail map. It will highlight intriguing spots along the trail.

Note to equestrians. There is one treacherously rocky section which they hope to fix. It is only about 3 ft. and can be navigated with caution.

this is where it is very rocky.
When the light hits this right it looks like a Brahma bull. This is on the Swamp loop section.

We came upon this home in a tree. I have seen similar scat that turned out to be mole. This does not look like a mole’s house, unless he read Wind in the Willows. More study needed.

Will be getting a closer look soon. When have time to do further study.

Scott called our attention to these wasps. https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.php?identification=Giant-Ichneumon-Wasp-Megarhyssa-Atrata

First photo courtesy of Scott. Next two are mine.