This is the trail that enters our woodlot. Bordered by ancient stone walls, during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it was the coach road that connected the small towns of Greenfield and Francestown, New Hampshire. In the mid 1800's there wouldn't have been any trees here as land was cleared on both sides of the road for pasture during the Merino sheep craze that swept through New England at the time.
It’s the season for native Goldenrod to bloom (Solidago) and it sure does beautify the edge of this trail leading up Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, New Hampshire. So many allergy sufferers blame their symptoms on Goldenrod when, in fact, the real culprit is Ragweed (Ambrosia sp.) which blooms at about the same time.
As this narrow little trail circles through woodland at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine it provides many open vistas for enjoying views of the tidal marsh that provides a home to so many species of birds and wildlife.Read More