Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Visitors to the recently renovated Partridge Island boardwalk may have noticed in recent months that there are now numbers mounted on signposts that go along the walkway. But what do they mean? A year or two ago, Eagle Scout Mike Welter of Troop 48 did a service project that allows walkers to learn more about the plant and animal life in and around Reedy Meadow. As somebody once said in a great film, "Fall gave winter a miss and went straight into spring." With that in mind, here's a look at what those numbered signposts are all about just in case you happen to find yourself out walking on that trail. And if you're not, don't worry. These outdoor photo galleries are a bit like taking a virtual hike through your local conservation areas. …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Autumn colors are starting to emerge on the Partridge Island Boardwalk.
I hadn't been to the Reedy Meadow boardwalk for much of the summer, and late one afternoon last week, I headed down suspecting that the combination of setting sunlight and early foliage could be just the combination for a good outdoor photo gallery. Here is what I brought back - the area's foliage has yet to fully emerge for the season, but the hints of things to come are visible and basically just offer a bit more color than you would get there in July.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Boardwalk project now reaches to island in Reedy Meadow.
Since last year, work has been underway on the boardwalk renovation project at Reedy Meadow. Now, the project has reached a point where people can easily make their way to Partridge Island itself. Earlier this spring, the new boardwalk ran several hundred feet into the marsh before turning back into the old walkway. Treading on the old walkway seemed like a good way to wind up in chest-deep muck - so these photos mark the first time for this website that it's actually been practical to get some images of this well-known town conservation area. Some Background Materials In December, freelance writer Jonathan Pickering provided this update on the project. I ran this one as an accompanying op-ed/column piece with Jonathan's December article. …