Tillinghast Pond Group Hike

Posted By on July 6, 2015

Tillinghast Pond Group Hike

4.5 miles; west greenwich, ri

well this is embarrassing—i thought i was hiking today with the Providence County Hiking Club, but i was actually hiking with a new (to me) facebook hiking group, Take a Hike. awesome bunch of people and very well-attended; there were about 15 of us. it was a fairly modest hike in that we only did the flintlock trail and the pond trail today. side note: this is the 2nd time i’ve gone out to hike with one group and wound up hiking with another. hm.

boletes and daisies

boletes and daisies

there were just oodles of boletes on this hike. i think these were bicolors, and i think i saw a couple of king boletes, too. wish i knew enough about them to feel confident about foraging, but i just don’t know boletes that well. sigh.

crown vetch and black raspberries

crown vetch and black raspberries

the various berries of the trails are beginning to ripen up, too, including some early blueberries and black raspberries. mmm….

wildlife

wildlife

looks like a tiny little peeper—i think that’s an “X” shaped marking on its back.

chicken of the woods

chicken of the woods

more fungus! pretty sure this is a young chicken, but it was growing on a pine woods floor, so i’m not positive. i’m only used to the chickens that grow on oak logs.

bad wildlife

bad wildlife

and of course it’s deerfly season. glad i had my patch with me. i stopped mid-hike to apply it, and picked up almost of dozen of the evil little suckers.

you can find tillinghast pond in the hikefindertrailhead, auntie’s trail map.

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2 Responses to “Tillinghast Pond Group Hike”

  1. Liz Sullivan says:

    Thx for sharing your knowledge of the plant life,.. Nice photo’s,.. Great hike.!.

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