Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mowing Project Surprises!

When most people think of the Appalachian Trail, they probably think of the famed "green tunnel" phenomenon. Once the leaves come in in the spring, the forested footpath can seem never ending, punctuated only occasionally by a wide-sweeping view. While the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the volunteer maintaining clubs do spend lots of time and energy maintaining the tread of the trail, in the late summer and early autumn, we also spend time maintaining those beautiful open views. From the Lion's Head lookout in Salisbury, CT, the rolling fields of Bunker Hill are a critical part of the view. Maintained as grassland bird habitat, these fields are mowed once a year in mid-September.

This year, we captured some surprising wildlife in the bucket of the tractor.....

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