Jim Hill River Walk, Revisited

I decided to take a summer walk to the first place I blogged about earlier this year.  While very beautiful, and of course changed with the seasons, I would almost change the name from River Walk to Poison Ivy and Tick Walk.

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The field from the parking lot is filled with Milkweed which are important to Monarch Butterflies.  I only saw this one in the whole field.  Possibly it is still too early since the milkweed is only starting to flower.  Interestingly most Monarch Butterflies only live a few weeks.  Only the last hatching of the season migrates to Mexico, and there will live for about eight months. I managed to flush out a mother wild turkey with her young from the field quite by accident.

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The trails are quite narrow, and Poison Ivy is totally unavoidable.

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This bridge is the first picture in my earlier blog about the Jim Hill River Walk.  See how much has grown in such a short amount of time!

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Finally, in my first blog I talked about Partridge Berries.  Here is a berry and some flowers for Partridge Berries.  I would avoid this walk is you are susceptible to Poison Ivy at this time.  Also, I left the trail with a Dog Tick and a Deer Tick I picked up along the way.

 

 

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