Sunday, August 24, 2008

Birdsboro Waters (Hay Creek Watershed)

A warm (80's) summer outing started at the dead end of Hay Creek Road (SR82). The shoulder of the road is full of photo ops like wildflowers, wild berries, butterflies, insects, birds, and even snakes.

This trip was exceptional for photo subjects and keeper shots, too many for one post. Every photographer that I know critiques their outings for quality "keeper" images. In the not so old days when slides were king, we used to call the good shots "keepers", for a bad slide merely takes up space so was trashed. Granted digital manipulation boosts the keeper rate a little, you still need to start with a good image.

I found several species of butterflies on the milkweed flowers, wildflowers, frogs, fungi (mushrooms) and not to mention the obligatory Birdsboro Reservoir evergreen reflections. So many frogs that nearly every step around the shore line of the reservoir something jumped into the lake. Max loved the challenge of sniffing them out but does no harm.

Total distance about 2 miles from the parking to lapping the reservoir and back.

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