Last time at this site! The area has really turned green with new plants popping up everywhere. The trees all have either really developed buds or even the little starter leaves that have come out. Still, no wildflowers except for the dandelions but I put a picture of a pink lady slipper from one of the sites at home that I visited before below, as they are my favorite. I also heard about the first spotting of a ruby-throated hummingbird back in Connecticut so in the next week weeks, they should start to make their way up into Vermont. This site really takes a lot of nature and culture and puts them together with a graffitied wall along one of the trail and joggers always running past however still conserving the land. The land here, however, doesn’t feel like mine, more like when you take a library book our and you read it and get to know what it’s about but unlike a copy you own it’s not earmarked or worn. I can tell you a brief synopsis of the book but not quote a line from the scene we are talking about. Leaving school for the summer I might come back and visit the site just like I take out a library book again but it’s not mine and it’s time to return it. I hope the next people here enjoy it as much as I have!

All photo rights belong to Brenna Christensen 2017′

Pink-lady Slipper, taken May 19th, 2015 in Kalmia Sanctuary, Harwinton Ct.

The return of the Hummingbird!

Sketch from the site. Think the plant was False hellebore leaves?

Ash tree on the border of the stream.

Weird mushrooms that look like oysters on side of paper birch.


“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden