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Fall Walk in Cappy’s Trails

Everyone was invited to join the Natural History Society for a fall walk on Cappy’s Trails. There is a special magic in the woods as the weather turns and the days grow shorter. Plants and wildlife respond to the shift in seasons and prepare for the winter ahead.  We looked for signs of fall that can we observed in the forests and wetlands around Cappy’s Trails.

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On November 6, 2017, Ken Wilson and Caroline Robertson led a leisurely stroll through the woods to observe signs of autumn on the Quimper Peninsula.

We dressed comfortably for a slow walk in fall weather, and brought our field guides. The autumn rains brought a variety of mushrooms that we identified and learned about.

Janell at JLTnatural@saveland.org was the contact for location and details.

 

Cappy’s Trails Nature Walk

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn February 15, 2017, JLT Land Stewards, Cheryl Wallace and Lee Merrill Join our Natural History Society and , for a winter walk through the heart of Quimper Wildlife Corridor in a special area known as Cappy’s Trails.

This was an easy walk on well maintained forested trails (approximately 3.5  miles) through mostly undeveloped land, open space, and wetlands, where the lives of people and wildlife overlap within the city of Port Townsend.

Chestnut-backed chickadee

Meeting place was the Cook Avenue Cappy’s trailhead; we parked on Elmira Street, just off Cook Avenue, about 1/2 mile from Hastings. We suggested wearing light hiking boots, dressing in layers, and bringing water, snack, binoculars, and field guides.

There was no limit to the size of the group. Lee at jltnatural@saveland.org was the contact for carpool information and other details.