Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Hikes: Wild Kingdom

Sunday came early this week, on Monday afternoon to be exact, when we decided we’d do another trail in Audobon’s Passport to the Trails.

Fisherville Brook—a 937 acre refuge in Exeter, Rhode Island—is a must see. The trail wends its way through stately pine rocky forest down to a picturesque lake, swampland, and streams. 

Bird-life abounds and no wonder: the fields are full of birdhouses.

Funky apartment complex!
There’s a really interesting historic cemetery in one field:

Stay on the trail near the cemetery or beware the black racers in the grass: saw three in one spot and according to a friend’s research they “bite often and hard” when cornered. Luckily, these did not seem at all aggressive, and I was able to get close enough to take some shots:

Wild turkey
Tree Swallow


Difficulty: easy (a few little hills here and there), with boardwalks and bridges over swampy areas.
Distance: several loops to choose from, ranging from short to about 1.5 miles. We did about 3.5 miles in all.
Dogs: no


  1. Marlo- I'm new to your blog & just want to say I love it. Being a writer & nature lover; I feel I've hit the jackpot!

  2. Thanks Victoria, I really appreciate that!