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An Afternoon Walk at A Nature Center

More walking is in our future, with BOTH of us now owning a Fitbit.  My Fitbit Flex arrived from Amazon on Tuesday, and Bob purchased a Fitbit Charge HR at Walmart on Wednesday.

We went for a walk at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, NY yesterday afternoon, soon after Bob came home from work. We walked for approximately 2 miles (1 1/2 hours), following mainly the Yellow and Orange Trails.  What a beautiful afternoon for a walk!

_LG20828 4x6One of several small ponds at Audubon Center & Sanctuary

We walked around Big Pond and Spatterdock Pond.

_LG20829 4x6This is Big Pond.
Water used to fill the pond.
This article explains why the water level is low at Big Pond.
I look forward to when water fills Big Pond once again.

_E141605 4x6A pair of Geese on Spatterdock Pond.

_LG20830 4x6Spatterdock Pond

 

_LG20832 4x6I spotted this butterfly, while walking around Spatterdock Pond.

_LG20836 4x6Spatterdock Boardwalk
and Photo Blind overlooking Spatterdock Pond
This boardwalk is one of my favorite features at Audubon.

The highlight of our walk was seeing a muskrat toward the end of our walk.

_E141614 4x6a muskrat!
I had never personally seen a muskrat.

Bob and I each have a goal of 10,000 steps each day.  Since Tuesday afternoon I have walked 24,283 steps.  Since Wednesday afternoon Bob has walked 27,065 steps.  Yesterday, I *almost* reached my goal with 9,754 steps!

3 Responses to “An Afternoon Walk at A Nature Center”

  1. Betsy Adams

    Great set of pictures… We love walking –but the hills around her sometime Kill me…. ha ha… BUT–if I hadn’t have been getting an average of 34-40 floors most every day, I could NEVER have hiked to Hen Wallow Falls in the Smokies recently.. Got 142 floors on that hike… GADS…

    Keep up the good work.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    Reply
    • Linda G.

      We are looking forward to a hike up Watkins Glen Gorge in NY. It will be interesting to see the number of floors climbed during that hike.

      Reply

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