Monday, March 16, 2015

South Burlington, Vermont Nature Trails - WVPD Muddy Brook Natural Area.


The WVPD Muddy Brook Natural Area with nature trails, located on Poor Farm Road, (South Burlington, Vermont) which is an extension of National Guard Avenue behind the Burlington Airport, is 27.5 acre natural area that includes a 1.75 mile loop pedestrian trail, fishing access and a forested picnic area. Parking is available.

                  My new Yukon Charlie's snowshoes. Yukon replaced my previous (damaged) pair. TY Yukon.

 Muddy Brook Natural Area photos, South Burlington, VT

                                                              Ring around the rock.

                                                                         Peeling back to get a suntan.

                                                                                      Going head to head.

                                                     Double sun

                                                     I am Lion, hear me roar.

The muffled syllables that Nature speaks 
Fill us with deeper longing for her word; 
She hides a meaning that the spirit seeks, 
She makes a sweeter music than is heard.  

~ George Santayana

To view any of the other Natural areas, Parks, and Bike-Path photos, in my Community  series, click on the Table of Contents tab on the top of  this blog, page down to Community then click on the posting of your choice.  

Click on Winooski Valley Park District Muddy Brook Park for more info about this park. 

Click on Green Mountain Audubon for a listing of birds seen at this Birding Hotspot.

Click on Wildlife Habitat and Corridors in the Winooski Valley Park District's Communities, for a summary of wildlife survey. 

Click here for South Burlington Recreation and Parks information. 

Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont

Winooski Valley Park District  
Click above for more park info. 
Colchester PondA 182 acre pond and surrounding forest in Colchester, situated within a large tract of contiguous forest. A 2.5 mile walking trail circles the pond.
Delta ParkA 55 acre park at the mouth of the Winooski River encompassing several diverse ecosystems and a half mile of natural sandy beaches.
Derway IslandA 148 acre nature preserve along the Winooski River with a variety of swampy ecosystems.
Donohue Sea CavesA 15 acre park in Burlington covered by pond and marsh, featuring ancient limestone dolomite caves.
Essex OverlookA small five acre park in Essex with shade trees and picnic trees.
Ethan Allen HomesteadA large park along the Winooski River in Burlington featuring numerous wildlife species and elevated boardwalk trails, as well as Ethan and Fanny Allen's restored 1787 farmhouse.
Macrae FarmA 288 acre park in Colchester with floodplains, meadows, and upland hardwood forests offering hiking and cross country trails.
Mayes LandingA quiet spot near the mouth of the Winooski River, next to the Burlington Bike Path, with a nice grassy spot with tables surrounded by shade trees.
Muddy BrookA 27.5 acre park in South Burlington featuring several diverse ecosystems, including Winooski River frontage, and a 1.75 mile loop trail.
Muddy Brook Wetland ReserveNew addition! More information coming soon!
Old MillFormerly a beaver pond, Old Mill Park is now an open meadow landscape in Jericho with Clay Brook running through the middle.
Salmon Hole and RiverwalkSalmon Hole Park lies at the bottom of the Winooski River Falls on the Burlington-Winooski border, while the Riverwalk runs from that spot along the river all the way to Riverwalk Park on Intervale Road.
Winooski GorgeWinooski Gorge is an eleven acre natural area in South Burlington featuring a deep river gorge and a Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forest.
Wolcott Family Natural AreaNew addition! Details coming soon.
WoodsideWoodside Natural Area in Essex consists of a diversity of habitats, with forest and a beaver-impacted wetlands at its center.