Trail Blazers

Last week, our intrepid Scouts blazed several trails through the Oxbow woods. Visitors will find neatly mowed paths through the dense undergrowth. These woods are completely different to Harts Woods as there are many more different tree species here and the ground is covered in plants. At this moment, the Night Stock flowers are just coming into their own and are a sheer delight in color and perfume.

With this more  dense foliage, I’ve found that if you walk quietly through the woods, you can get much closer to the deer and other wildlife before they run.IMG_1775

Some off these trails have been used by animals for many years, but have now been cleared of fallen branches and debris to make them more accessible.

You’ll find two entrances from The Oxbow Rd trail, and another from the pathway down the electricity pylon route.

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In the near future, it’s hoped that all the new trails will be marked, but if you do get lost, just remember to go downhill and you’ll reach the canal.

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Here’s Ever Gavelis, the project leader of the scout troop who did all this work. He’s with The Best Dog In The World   – BARKLEY!

 

 

 

Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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