IOR New Haven Lodge 205 Fall Hike & Potluck Dinner Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
The Branford Trolley Trail brought us to Branford Harbor, overlooking the Thimble Islands. From L to R: Aaron, Noora & Jamie Garnett, Dottie Bjork, Kirsti Langbein, Robert Berke, Klas Bjork, Christian Bjork, Jason Garnett, Stew & Kaarina Lyons, Tuula Berke, Inke Sunila
Lodge 205 hikers on the Branford Trolley Trail bridge
Estuary tidal area looking out toward Long Island Sound
This beautiful picture taken by Lodge 205 youth member Aaron Garnett
The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight. These are large birds with impressive wingspans. They hunt in classic heron fashion, standing immobile or wading through estuaries to capture fish with a deadly jab of their yellow bill.
On the Branford Trolley Trail, hiking across a large estuary.
On left, front to back: Jason Garnett, Inke Sunila, Noora Garnett, Dottie Bjork, Kirsti Langbein, Klas Bjork
On right, front to back: Christian Bjork, Aaron & Jamie Garnett, a nice hiker that joined our hike, Robert Berke, Kaarina Lyons