Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Get Outside: Butler Memorial Sanctuary

This weekend Joe and I woke up at 8am and were instantly bored. We decided we would get out of the house and explore a hiking trail or two. From there Joe whipped up some eggs for breakfast, packed a bag, and was ready for instructions. I on the other had went straight for Google and started to see where some of the local hiking trails were. To my surprise there was a hiking trail not five minutes from our house. Butler's Sanctuary had many trails to choose from and you can mix and match to your choosing. 

In the first couple of minutes we encountered our first snake. (I came to realize there were a lot of snake encounters in our future.) We stood and watched it for a few seconds before we realized what the little guy was up to.

Can you see it?

I am sure you can see that.

Seeing this little critter had such a huge appetite we left him to his breakfast and moved on. We had heard that not far into the hike there was a spot that overlooked the Westchester County border, Connecticut, as well as Long Island and the Long Island Sound. This area is frequented during the fall to bird watch. There are bleachers to relax on and rumor has it you can spot anything from a hawk to a bald eagle.

We hiked around five miles and will be returning to explore more of the trails. If you take a look at the map Joe and I started off on Yellow, followed to Blue, looped back to Yellow, followed to Red back to the parking lot. These are just some of the beautiful sights of nature we experienced during our hike:

Now get outside!

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to spend a weekend!! Miss you guys a bunch!