Continuing with the "where do you like to be" theme, I have returned to the Military Ridge Bike trail.
My dad was a highway engineer for the State of Wisconsin during the development of the interstates and major highways. We took many a weekend car ride out to see an interchange, bridge or road being built. One of those highways is just to the south of me, and our road is the "old highway". Across the street is an old wayside. During the time we have lived here I have watched the fight for nature to reclaim it.
I have been on the bike trail many times, but the old railroad runs parallel to it in areas, so today I bushwhacked down to that area Below is the bridge I usually take as viewed from the old railroad bridge.
Here are a couple of the spring nature activities happening by the trail. On the left are the May Apples that are lining the ground right now, and on the right is evidence of a murder on the trail. A robin met his demise, and I hope it was by a hawk or other non-domestic prey animal, but it was right by a sub-division, so someone's cat may be to blame...
And then there are the hazards of nature photography in Southwestern Wisconsin...
Found one on my wrist and this one on my foot. hopefully those were the only two who found me. But my skin feels them all over right now!