I took the trail towards the Community Gardens in order to avoid the hill, trying to go easy on myself.
Garter Snake in wetland area
Some of the chicory is pink, but most of it is blue. I read on line that the color is dependent upon the acidity of the soil (sounds like hydrangea), but these are right next to each other....
House Wren (one of six that were between two trees in the back meadow)
It was probably a young family of House Wrens. Two were rattling a warning at me. The others were flitting from branch to branch.
Eastern Tailed Blue
Love the ones with more pink tones to them!
This Red Admiral was puddling in the mud of the parking lot, but it flew off as I approached. Luckily, I spotted it again in the shrubs to the right of the bridge.