This is a continuation of my photo essay on Mill Pond, Setauket NY. Upon going off of the trail at Mill Pond you are greeted with this sign....
We have been to Mill Pond many times but this was the first time that we noticed that this Nature Preserve attached to it was opened. So we decided to venture into the woods a little further to see what we could find. We saw cool looking trees with bird houses attached. This one is a black locust and they had the name attached to the tree which I thought was cool.
A little further there was a field of wildflowers.
We started to hear some noises and walked over to see what was going on. We found a bamboo forest. There were some people there cutting some of the bamboo that was on the ground. This may be the norm for some parts of the country but we have never seen one on Long Island before.
Right past the bamboo forest was a lovely pond. We thought we would see some wildlife here, but we didn't on that day.
But a little further down the path and we saw this
LOL, no he wasn't standing on his head and neither was I, but when I loaded this to gather I accidentally did something and I couldn't straighten it out again.
Further along we came upon an opening. There was an old house there with some delivery men carrying in some DJ equipment. We asked him what it was and he said they use it to cater parties. On the grounds was this lovely gazebo.
And some pretty Iris.
We kept walking around but thought we were lost at this point. We saw some workers having lunch and they directed us up this road to get to the main road. It seems that we had done a big loop around. So we kept walking and finally reached a pretty old church with a cemetery. The name of the church was Caroline Church. The cemetery was gated off so we couldn't enter that day.
Right in the front side of the church was this old looking barn stall. We couldn't figure out what this could have been used for. We were thinking that maybe years ago people of money used to park their horses there while they attended services.
This is the inside of it. It had names attached to each stall.
After this we walked out into the main road and saw this old house with a sign telling everyone to be a friend of the park.
A little further and we were back at the Setauket Post Office where we were parked.
I hope you enjoyed the second part of my photo essay of the Mill Pond and Frank Melville Memorial Park in Long Island, New York.
For anyone that didn't see my original post, here is the address http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977719446, I am sorry but I never could do a link.