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Old 08-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Took a little hike with the kids at Bulls Bridge
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I also went for a hike in the park across the street from my parents home. it was a working dairy farm when I was a kid and our neighbor ran the operation. Now it's 700+ acre city park and the changes from farm to park are pretty nice since they pretty much just let a lot of the pastures anf hayfields go into natural succession.
Some pics from my trip back home to CT-p1030549.jpg
This was a secret spot where the stream runs into the back of the farm pond it used to be choked with brairs and grape vine and we would always flush grouse out of this hole now a Trail runs right by it.
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Every thing to the left of the trail in the first picture was a hay field 25 years ago now it's nice and thick with black cherry, birches, and even some young oaks.
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This is a view from a ridge top that used to be open overlooking some pastures now there is no more view of the pastures but I think I like this better.
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It's refreshing seeing it go back to nature!
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Beautiful stream.
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Lovely! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
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I also went for a hike in the park...it was a working dairy farm when I was a kid and...Now it's 700+ acre city park and the changes from farm to park are pretty nice since they pretty much just let a lot of the pastures anf hayfields go into natural succession.
Great photos...even better with the story that goes along with it. This reminds me of a park in Western PA that was (or part of it was) my grandparent's farm...where my dad grew up. I was too little to remember the farm and my grandmother's house, but my siblings and cousins did and would talk about what used to be there.

Great to see the woodland photo; it makes me think that the succession was successful. I have to wonder how easy it is to just let nature take its course now-a-days...it seems to me the invasives would take over.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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...it seems to me the invasives would take over.
Your not wrong to assume that Dap. There is just about every species of woody invasive you can name in that park some that weren't even there 4-5 years ago. My younger brother sits on the towns conservation committee and I talked to him about an invasive clean in that park but he informed me that particular park has it's own governing body and the conservation committee has no jurisdiction over it. I guess I should write some letters
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Your not wrong to assume that Dap. There is just about every species of woody invasive you can name in that park some that weren't even there 4-5 years ago. My younger brother sits on the towns conservation committee and I talked to him about an invasive clean in that park but he informed me that particular park has it's own governing body and the conservation committee has no jurisdiction over it. I guess I should write some letters
I as thinking how lucky that your brother is on that committee...too bad they don't have the jurisdiction. Hopefully something can be done. Great idea about writing letters...could you get the conservation committee to back you up even without any authority?
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