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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mill Grove Wanderings 9/16/2016

On Friday I took the day off because I had a feeling the Yusuf/Cat Stevens concert would run late (I was right, I arrived home a little after midnight) and I didn't want to get up at 4:45 AM for work with only three hours of sleep. I have the time, so I decided to use it.

I decided that I would take Lyft to Mill Grove, specifically the John J. Audubon Center (JJAC). This is where Audubon's house is located. I usually go to the JJAC for the Sapsucker Festival in March; I wanted to see what the premises looked like on the verge of autumn. I'm so glad I went because it was a relaxing two and a half hours. I loved visiting Odin and Luna, the two Great Horned Owls. Sam Adams and Scooter, the screech owls, weren't in their habitats; I guess they were out educating people. I also met Conrad, the blue jay the JJAC just acquired. I also loved seeing the chickens and talking to the chickens and Conrad.

Sadly, the leaves didn't change colour yet, but we think it's going to be a dull autumn since we had a dry summer. Some leaves are turning gold, but I hope there is some more colour. After I finished spending time with Conrad and the chickens, I wanted to sit in front of the Schuylkill River to watch the ducks float by, like what I did during the Sapsucker Festival in March. When I arrived to the area in front of the Audubon House to sit in the bench facing the Schuylkill River, I felt concerned I couldn't see the river. Then I remembered that when I watched the ducks and geese swim in  Schuylkill River, it was March and there were no leaves. The fullness of the trees once the leaves fill in cover the river. Although I couldn't watch the ducks swim, I watched the birds perch on the feeders and the bees hang around the flowers.

Such a peaceful morning and very beautiful weather. It was a cool 65, then around 75 degrees when I left. Friday was the perfect day to visit the JJAC and Mill Grove!


  1. Looks like a lovely place to visit and walk around. I like your flower pictures. :) And that owl is cool!

    1. It totally was. Mill Grove is so relaxing. Thanks, Andrew.