Sunday, April 09, 2006

Buttonbush Pool at Bentley

Buttonbush Pool

A garter snake.

A butterfly.

A salamander in frog eggs.

A turkey vulture in flight.

One learns new and interesting information about the land they live on when it is being prepared for development. One such piece of news was that we have a unique ecological habitat in the midst of the Bentley Woods - Buttonbush Pool. One may not recognize it for much of a pool upon meandering in the woods - it is not much more than a fairly large puddle. But, according to the experts it is a habitat that could attract an endangered turtle species. So, today we went to the site of Buttonbush Pool to check out this ecological hot spot. We didn't find any turtles. But we spotted a fairly wide array of other wildlife including a garter snake, a salamander swimming in frog eggs, a butterfly and a turkey vulture in flight (spotted on the journey to Buttonbush).