A late May walk is memorable for several reasons. Much of the landscape is vegetation with crisp, new leaves, not yet eaten by insects, many shades of green, and a variety of textures. This is migration time for birds. I was walking in a botanical museum. I am part of the Carls River Corridor.
Warblers were singing in the forest canopy. I decided to walk from Babylon Village up to Belmont Lake State Park and back, six miles total. The trail is wide and slightly elevated. When Southern State Parkway was constructed and Belmont Lake State Park opened, fill was layed down to create a path through an extensive wetland.