Naturalists snowshoe outing near Osprey Lake

VFFN’s latest snowshoe outing on Saturday, Jan. 25, took place at Greg and Terry Tellier’s Fisherman’s Cove, near Osprey Lake.

Vivid blue skies and dazzling sunshine graced VFFN’s latest snowshoe outing on Saturday

Vivid blue skies and dazzling sunshine graced VFFN’s latest snowshoe outing on Saturday

Vivid blue skies and dazzling sunshine graced VFFN’s latest snowshoe outing on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Greg and Terry Tellier’s Fisherman’s Cove, near Osprey Lake.

Seventeen people completed the scenic trek, which took us up, down and all around the hillside for approximately two and a half hours. There were too many of us to silently approach any wildlife, but we saw several signs of moose, including many lie down areas close to and on Tellier’s property. Greg pointed out other signs of bird and animal life, as well as a few old growth trees, and we admired the beautiful views across the lake as we attained higher elevations.

Halfway into the hike we stopped on a sunny slope to rest and bask in the rays, and continued to glory in the brilliance as we made our way along the trails. Once we returned to our starting point we sat around a friendly fire with lunch and hot chocolate, enjoying the companionship of the group and the enchantment of the day.

Our next field trip will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, when Thea Adamo will lead us on a moderate, two hour hike or snowshoe trek up Baldy Mtn.—Confirm with Thea at 295-0162 and meet at Billy’s at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Our AGM will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, and after the meeting we will enjoy a presentation by John Henry and Mary Masiel on their travels in Croatia. Please join us for an interesting and sociable evening.