Monday, September 30, 2013

SNETT walk on Saturday, Sep 28

It was a glorious day to walk on the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT). Hosted by the Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee, the Metacomet Land Trust and the MA Dept of Conservation and Resources, about 20 people enjoyed the walk along the trail stopping from time to time to check out nature along the way.

SNETT Trail sign

The rail still runs from Union St out to Grove St and ends there. On the other side of Grove St, the trail continues the path where the rails ran. The rails have been removed for some time.

the rails end here at Grove St

New England Aster

New England aster

the trail showing some wear from the motor bikes that travel it illegally

motorbikes create ruts on the trail

Toad sunning

toad in the sun

wooley bear caterpillar hitched a ride temporarily

wooley bear caterpillar

one of the activities for the younger members of the group was to find and frame some signs of life

life found and framed

Spider web in the sunlight

spider web

The group as they crossed Spring St

Spring St crossing

come on out to enjoy the trail

shaded trail

For more about the Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee visit their webpage

For more about the Metacomet Land trust visit their webpage

For more about the MA DCR

Additional photos from the walk can be found in the set on Flickr

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