At last. The results of two snowfalls this past week accumulated a sufficient depth to prompt me to blow the dust of my pair of cross-country skis and hit the trails. First outing of the season!
After considering several local trail choices, I selected Woodcock Preserve in the Town of Clifton Park. These trails wander through woodlands and often provide wildlife sightings or other signs of forest critters.
View the trails map.
I saw/heard: American Crows, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Hairy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmouse, American Robins. I also saw tracks from White-tailed Deer, Gray Squirrels, mice and Bobcat (? – see photo above).
In all, I made four trips around all of the trails for a total of approximately 8.5 miles. During my last loop, my smartphone alerted me about a winter storm warning calling for 10-14″ of new snow between Sunday morning and sometime Monday. Looking forward to my next outing…