On this Christmas Day, I visited the Woodcock Preserve in the Town of Clifton Park. I was rewarded by spotting this Barred Owl (not a great image, but you can find it near the middle of this photo).
I had also viewed this owl in practically the same spot during my hike here on New Year’s Day to begin 2016.
As I continued my hike, I chose to wander along the Blue Trail since this portion of the preserve is open at this time of year.
My hike inspired me to offer you a winter plant ID quiz. To identify each plant, simply click on “Answer” beneath each image. Have fun!
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas! Here’s hoping everyone enjoys happy trails in the New Year.