We have been blessed with yet another spectacular fall weekend! Today, we opted to spend some of the afternoon wandering through Busse Woods.
|A few fall leaves remain.|
|Hiking and biking path|
We walked a paved hiking path which is also a bike path. Nearly all of the leaves are gone from the trees. But, we enjoyed observing the moss that barren trees exposed. Plus, birds and nests were easier to see. We spotted chickadees, a downy woodpecker and a red capped woodpecker.
|The pedestrian bridge crossing Higgins Road joining two parts of Busse Woods.|
|Elk munching on a fall day.|
One portion of the preserve contains a 17-acre enclosed Elk Pasture. The resident elk herd was started in 1925 and a visit provides for a fun little aside. You can view them from outside of the enclosure but are asked to refrain from feeding them.
|Trees standing and fallen create natural art.|