Pickerington Ponds

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip to Pickerington Ponds which is about one hour and a half from Athens.   My first trip was almost two years ago and this was my second trip.  I will become a frequent visitor because there is so much to see: http://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/pickerington-ponds/park-map/.   The Fall foliage was beautiful and there are many shore and water birds.  Unfortunately, I did not have my extra-long telephoto lens because it was out for repair.  The sun was also reflecting on the water which created shadows.  I will visit again very soon since my lens should arrive as good as new tomorrow. 

According to the website: “Pickerington Ponds is a premier spot for birdwatching, with more than 260 species seen. The combination of seasonal ponds and rich wetland vegetation, with bordering woodlands, serve as a magnet for migrating waterfowl, shore birds and land birds. Deer, beaver, fox and other wildlife can be seen near the ponds and adjoining woods and fields of this 1,608 acre park”.  

See the website for trail maps and directions: http://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/pickerington-ponds/.   


A few of the sights ......

  Pond at Pickerington Ponds

Pond at Pickerington Ponds

  Double-Crested Cormorant

Double-Crested Cormorant

  Wildflowers

Wildflowers

  Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

  Mallards Flying Over

Mallards Flying Over

  A Favorite Tree

A Favorite Tree

  Carp in the Pond

Carp in the Pond

  Great Egret

Great Egret

  Milkweed Pods

Milkweed Pods

  Crows Hanging Out in a Tree

Crows Hanging Out in a Tree

 Egret Flying Over

Egret Flying Over

  Fall Foliage on the Edge of the Pond

Fall Foliage on the Edge of the Pond