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|The Fishing Tree|
|I finally learned the name of this
parasite. It’s called Dodder.
I had business in Howard County today, so I chose Centennial Park for my walk. I parked at the boat ramp, which allows canoers, kayakers, and boaters with electric motors to enjoy the waters.
There is a paved 2.4 mile loop around the lake, which passes natural areas preserved for wildlife and goes through an arboretum with marked trees. There are picnic areas, benches to sit on for watching the water, and pavilions to rent for larger group events.
|Web Worms are in full force.|
People were fishing, kayaking, and rowing boats on the lake. Joggers, walkers, and bikers were all using the paved path.
Wildflowers were blooming along the edges of the lake, attracting butterflies and bees. Occasional groups of geese and ducks could be seen in the water. Large areas of the lake also had water lilies in bloom.
|Enjoying the water|
|Black Swallotails on Milkweed|
This park is a great local resource. Lots of people were enjoying it today. The 2.4 mile loop was just the right distance for my photo walk. If I lived nearby, I’d visit it regularly, because it is a great resource for the local residents.
|Father and Son|
Save the date! Monday, September 2, will be the
last day of my year long photo walk project, and I’m planning a big
celebration walk with anyone who wants to join me! September 2 is also
Labor Day, so many of you will have the day off. The walk will be in
downtown Frederick, around 9 a.m., followed by a brunch. More details
will be posted on my blog as they get confirmed. But mark your
calendars, grab your cameras, put on your walking shoes, and join me for
my final Daily Photo Walk. Let’s jam the streets of Frederick with
disaster relief, and I will send you a 5×7 print of your choice from
any of my daily photo walks or from my website. Offer good until
September 2, 2013.