Mass Audubon's Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary was my destination. I read somewhere that they may have red trillium, and even if they were already gone by, I was hoping to see some so I'd know where to look next year. I had no luck.
That didn't make it a bad hike, though. There were plenty of interesting things to look at, including:
A porcupine (my first)!!
We met on the trail, and he/she continued toward me, which was a bit intimidating. I turned back a few steps, and then turned around to watch. Again, the porcupine really seemed irritated that I was not letting it continue along the path. I then talked to it, saying, you're going to have to leave the path because I'm not going anywhere. And then, of course, it listened to me and went off into the woods.
(at least half a dozen along the trail)
A distant Pileated Woodpecker
chiseling out a rather large hole
(the first one I've seen outside of Garden in the Woods)
My view of the pond from Richard's Rock
(I had my gloves off by this time)
Azalea (not everything pink in the wild is Rhodora! See comment from Josh below.)
about to feed nestlings
I doubt this is the bird that they want using this box!
Lupine! (in the parking lot)
Also seen but not photographed (at least not well): Scarlet Tanager, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Ovenbird and Clouded Sulphurs