I am linking up with Mosaic Monday
and Our World Tuesday
For this week's post I am sharing Saturday's walk at Riley's Lock on the C&O canal trail. It is a pretty trail for walking, biking or jogging with beautiful views of the Potomac River. The 184 mile C&O canal trail goes from Georgetown, Md to Cumberland Md. I have birded parts of this trail at various times of the year.
Above the Potomac River, a Great Egret and Double-Crested Cormorants.
These are the Eastern Painted Turtles..part of the pond turtle family. The have bright yellow spots on either side of the head. It's skin can be olive to black with red, yellow or orange stripes.
Above is the Green heron, Wood Ducks and a few turtles.
The Red-eared Slider turtle gets its name from the red stripe behind its eye. The sliders leave the water to bask in the sun.
The Green Heron is my favorite heron and I can almost be guaranteed to see a Green Heron at this spot during this time of the year. I was not disappointed hubby and I quickly found 6 Green Herons hunting out in the open. After leaving Riley's Lock we drove further down River Rd to one of our other favorite places the Vie de France bakery and cafe. We picked up a Turkey&Brie on a french roll along with some drinks and I can not forget their yummy chocolate chip cookies. We took our lunch down to the Great Falls Nat'l Park for our picnic and another walk on the trail.
Above scenes from the Great Falls National Park, C&O Canal, towpath horses, canal boat, deer.
There are seven locks along the Potomac River including Riley's Lock and the Great Falls National Park which is located on the Maryland side of the Potomac River.
As always, I hope you enjoy my post and thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.
Join in on the fun and for more wonderful photos please visit Mosaic Monday
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to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the
hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia,
Sandy and Jennifer. I wish everyone a happy week!