The walk around Witch Hole Pond on the carriage road was full of surprises today. The bog-friendly Rhododendron canadense was in full bloom all around the loop and absolutely wins the prize for outstanding bloom of the day!
We also saw many, many painted turtles basking in the sun in the marshy water, watched a black-and-white warbler making the rounds in a birch tree, and observed two bald eagles soaring high in the sky above us.
Other blooming plants included blueberries, Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) and Hobblebush Viburnum. A good day overall!!