As the sun set, I walked hurriedly along, trying to get out of the woods before the darkness really set in. In my haste, I almost missed a racoon walking only a few feet away from me. When I slowed down to get a look, he quickly scurried away, trying to get away from me as fast as he could.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Kinderhook Creek Nature Preserve(East Nassau)
Went for a nice evening walk at the 80 acre Kinderhook Creek Nature Preserve in a rural corner of the town of Nassau. I had been here before, back in June, prior to the trails being completed and realized what a treasure this place was then. Today, on a blustery winter day, I came to appreciate this preserve even more. The Rensselaer Land Trust has done an amazing job, cutting and marking many trails throughout these woods. I pulled into the empty, somewhat icy parking lot about an hour before sunset.