Families and small children enjoy the padded play area (below)
A best kept secret is the swamp area which is in close proximity to the play area. I enjoy spotting the turtles on a sunny day (below). Also, noteworthy wildlife spotted at or near the park includes the usual squirrels, chipmunks, woodchuck, raccoon, fox, frogs, toads, and snakes (I could do without seeing these guys) and assorted birds including a Blue Heron. I also experience a rare sighting of a "coydog" one morning observing the coydog pass close to a domestic dog then stealthily disappear into a field of tall grass in neighboring Constantine farm.
A real treat are cows grazing at adjacent Constantine Farm (below). I grew up on a dairy farm and knew that when a cow gives birth they tend to separate from the herd. On this occasion, I spotted this cow away from the herd and as I neared, I was able to see that there was a newborn. I would estimate this calf to be about 6 hours old or so. At times, I was able to observe the mother cleaning the calf.
|No turtles today.|