Chipmunks on the Sarsaparilla Trail

I was scheduled to do a shoot today, but the forecast called for rain — lot of cold, cold rain. So, I am inside for most of today working on some albums and posts for various clients, which is a different kind of fun. So in lieu of a preview of the shoot that was supposed to be today, here is another quick post from our recent walk on Sarsaparilla Trail here in Ottawa.

Ottawa Greenbelt Chipmunk

I really love the Ottawa Greenbelt trails. They are spread out around the entire city and provide some great nature filled walks. That being said, Ottawa is a pretty green city so seeing wildlife is not that uncommon just in a normal day, but I still love the trails.

Turtles on the Sarsaparilla Trail

This past weekend I was feeling a little uninspired. Despite all of the ideas running through my head for future client sessions, I couldn’t come up with a single blog post.
That was when my wonderful husband thought of going for a walk along one of the Greenbelt Trails here in Ottawa.

We ended up going to the Sarsaparilla Trail just off of Richmond Road. It is a little trail, only 0.8km long, but it is pack full of trail-y goodness. It has a little picnic area and a boardwalk overlooking a beaver pond. And though we didn’t see any beavers, we did see a great deal of wildlife considering how small the trail is.

Snapping TurtleThis big guy was one of two large snapping turtles we spotted. We also watched several red-painted turtles and fed some chipmunks too.

It was a great afternoon (after which I got some delicious sushi – yum), and it gave me material for multiple posts!