After training for work I went to a spot that I’ve heard is home to Eastern Musk Turtles, a species I have yet to photograph in the wild. The trail there was less then pleasant with aching blisters on my feet and the awe altering heat. I also found I was on the wrong side of the river so I had to cross the only way I could find; a fallen log. On said log I did manage to see some deer and hawks but had to continue on as I wanted to get to the turtle spot before sundown. Along the river bank I also managed to find some Morel Mushrooms which I cooked later that night. Once I finally got to the pond there were no Musk Turtles although there were a few Midland Painted Turtles, some Lithobates tadpoles along with hundreds of toad tadpoles. On the way back I climbed a cliff in order to get out although found I had climbed the wrong cliff. It was not until my third cliff that I found the way out. While I did not find my target species I did manage to find the quickest route to the spot so now I’ll be able to go there after work during the summer.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.