Dragonfly greeted us as we pulled into a parking space
that was in his patrol area.
Blue Bird waited patiently while we unloaded our bicyles.
Contentedly he posed for photos.
We were off to a great start.
The trail is an asphalt trail with wooden bridges that span the Little Blue River that feeds Longview Lake.
The trail passes through a nice wooded area and goes along side a lovely meadow. Resting benches and picnic tables appear frequently. Lovely old growth Sycamores and marshlands are homes to a large variety of birds and wildlife.
The trail is close to neighborhoods and highways.
The over passes are nesting grounds for Cliff Swallows.
We stopped for a deer on the path and to watch a Great Blue Heron fish.
Butterflies darted about and bird calls we were unfamiliar with sang forth.
We helped a turtle cross a dangerous,
for him, curve on the path.
The trail is 6.5 miles one way.