The back road to the woodland trails of Dromore in eastern Prince Edward Island was lined with tall trees. My husband and I were headed to the island part of the International Appalachian Trail, IAT. The road was rough and we decided to walk rather than take the car. It allowed us also to walk through a natural wonder before we even arrived at the trail.
Part of the road was lined with a stand of tall pines, such an unusual sight.
The opposite side of the road had deciduous trees. Someone worked at planting these pines.
We stopped often to listen in nature's aviary and to look. Our untrained eyes could not discern many birds in the tall trees. However, not even the flies, tormenting as they were, could detract from the sights and sounds of that road.
The old road was lined with dandelion and cabbage white butterflies fed on the yellow beauties.
As we walked, the whites rose from their feeding, so on occasion, dozens of the little butterflies fluttered around us.
The road was a butterfly conservatory as well as an aviary.
On the Birding Loop of the IAT, we focused on natural features we had never seen before. This Shining Club moss was an unusual one, more like a small shrub.
Painted Trilliums were scattered over the forest floor, a pretty distraction on the trail.
Lung lichen looks like a bunch of leaves stuck to a tree trunk until you notice these "leaves" don't have any veins.
The holes at the base of tree trunks were intriguing.
We were not brave enough to look inside any of them however.
Who would want to disturb a skunk?
We walked back to the car at a fast pace to go to the beach for lunch. However, this walk was one of our favourite nature walks ever.