Oh boy what a morning at Marble Brook for the Kestrel Land Trust Tracking Hike! The sun was shining, the temperature was a balmy 30 degrees, and the company was excellent! And Marble Brook, its farmland, hemlock forest, and a pond known lovingly as Mosquito Hollow, didn’t disappoint. No mosquitoes at the hike, just lots of tracks and fun; Coyote, fox, porcupine, beaver, squirrel, fisher…The Gayette-Clapp Family wanted their forest preserved forever while still retaining ownership so they sold the development rights to Kestrel as a conservation restriction. It is a pristine environment with exceptional habitat. We also picked up the two remote cameras that Bill, Kay and I placed two weeks ago.
What a morning, it was made even more exceptional because The Man of the Mountain, Armand LaPalme, came out to help us track! Also, thanks to Dave Herships for co-leading the hike, he’s always there taking care of things. A quick shout-out to Susan Morse of Keeping Track, who trained me to track wildlife. What an amazing women!
Take a look at some of the morning highlights: (remember to click on the pic to enlarge):