The forecast for the next few days was cold and rainy so we thought today might be a good day to walk a portion of the Bridal Path that runs along the shore Alum Creek Reservoir. The colors, still mixed with the greens of trees not quite ready to acknowledge autumn, were not the rich Maple reds of the north woods but were beautiful nonetheless. In spots we were greeted by flocks of Robins, Rufous-sided Towhees, White throated Sparrows, and an occasional Yellow-rumped Warbler. The air warmed and a steady breeze in the trees overhead meant that at times we walked through flurries of colorful falling leaves. Heading back after lunch we saw a Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle sunning itself on a log and wondered if it to had heard the forecast.
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