White's Woods is about 500 acres of mixed woodlands on a long twisting esker on the south shore of Lower Twin Lake about 5 miles south of our house. It overlooks half a dozen nice ponds and marshes, some fairly large. There is a lot of varied habitat so it's a good place to see wildlife, particularly birds. It's a place where we can let Bud run free without endangering either him or wildlife. When we had the two pugs they would venture far ahead and have to be called back occasionally. With his failing eyesight Bud isn't quite so adventuresome. Lucky, because calling him now would be futile anyway. We had a long enough hike to tire all three of us. As usual on a weekday we didn't see any other hikers - completely to ourselves.
|Prairie grass blending into a large cattail marsh.|
|Add and Bud taking a weedseed removal break.|
|Gunnar and Bud discussing the planned route.|
|Pretty little hidden pond.|
|Bud and Gunnar taking a break.|
|Bud waiting for orders.|
|School of skyfish.|