June 20, 2006

New Bike Trail

On Sunday, DS and I decided to bike downtown to Blockbuster. We had some movies we wanted to return, and a coupon for a free one. We decided to take a route that was slightly more scenic. What a good idea that turned out to be! There is a pond and marshy area on the way, and I spotted wildlife!

Wildlife of any kind gets me excited. Well, most kinds ;) These geese were just hanging out, somewhat near the road, easy to see. But then I thought I saw something in the reeds...

I couldn't quite make it out, but my camera could! (Hooray for a 10x optical zoom!) I was tickled to get this picture back with a clear view of a few young geese!

Later, as we were returning from blockbuster, the parents were taking their children for a walk. There were four babies hiding in those reeds! Aren't they cute, with their feathers still kinda downy?

We discovered a new bike trail on the way home. Since we hadn't ridden far that day, we decided to investigate. To our surprise, it went by even more ponds!

Which seems to be where all of the ducks hang out with their babies! This trail was completely awesome, as it felt like we were in the middle of untouched wilderness, even though we were only yards away from my mall. And to make it all even better, it came out almost directly across the street from our apartments!


Tonya said...

What a beautiful ride! I went out for a 10-mile spin yesterday around Lake Wingra and through the arboretum. It felt really good to out biking on such a beautiful night, but I did eat a lot of bugs. I'm kind of congested, so it was hard to breathe through my nose.

Bee said...

Lovely! I loved seeing all the geese and goslings up here!

We need to chat about Saturnday, IM Bobi when you get a chance!

Spinning Girl said...

I love that you biked to Blockbuster. I need to give myself little errands like that to force me to walk to town. I often pack an empty backpack & then buy a few groceries for the walk home.

What a pretty area you live in! I love waterfowl. I hope there aren't snapping turtles to threaten those young goslings.