Nichols North Trailhead to Pierce Road

7 miles: 97.5 miles total

This beautifully spherical blossom belongs to the button bush, a common wetland shrub that I found blooming along the North Country National Scenic trail beside Nichols Lake.
This green frog beside Nichols lake is much larger and more mature than the little guy I photographed the day before at Loda lake.
This widow skimmer didn’t let me get too close but I admired the bronze accents in its wings and abdomen.
This isn’t the greatest photo of a meadowhawk dragonfly. He didn’t hang around very long but I was happy to document another new species!
When the meadowhawk flew off, I turned to see this eastern pondhawk which seemed much more happy to pose for the camera.