Thursday, August 11, 2011

Acadia National Park

We visited Acadia National Park while in Maine. We walked this boardwalk near the Sieur de Mont Spring. The Red-eyed Vireos called from the treetops but were impossible to spot.

Here's a view from the Boardwalk.

We saw a Downy Woodpecker.

And a Puffball fungi.

This Eastern Phoebe has an insect it just caught.

My brother Timothy joined us at the end of our vacation, and he took us on a hike he enjoys, climbing the Beech Cliff Trail overlooking Echo Lake. Echo Lake has a swimming beach, so we could cool off with a swim after this steep climb.

This trail has numerous iron ladders bolted into the granite, and in this photo I've just climbed up one ladder and am photographing Cyndi below while she photographs me above.

After the hike, we went for a swim, and this American Black Duck was there at the beach, taking advantage of all the chips left over from some earlier picnic.

No comments: