The main purpose of my trip North was visiting my daughter Theresa and her partner Laura. Theresa started a new job since the last time I visited so I was excited to get to see her new and exciting work location at Harvard. She is a curator at the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum and it truly is an amazing place to visit.
I have been a collector all my life … from stamps and coins to fossils and rocks, I’ve collected it at some point. Having spent a good deal of my teens collecting fossils I was excited to visit the museum. I don’t know if there is an adequate way to describe just how AWESOMELY COOL the museum is and my pictures don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the many wonders there … well worth a visit if you are ever in Boston.
There were so many amazing formations!
After visiting the rest of the Natural History Museum we walked around Harvard and had lunch. We then drove over to Mount Auburn Cemetery. I know what you may be thinking a cemetery … but Mount Auburn is so, so much more. It really is more of an arboretum and many of the mausoleums and tomb stones are amazing to see as well.
We walked around in beautiful early fall weather for a good couple of hours and while we did see a few birds here and there it really was more about just taking in the amazing beauty of the place. I did get my obligatory Chipmunk picture and one of a Red-tailed Hawk finishing off his lunch.
Another very cool thing we saw was this Hornets nest. I remember seeing them while growing up in Ohio and it always thrills me to see them and to think of the work that goes into building one of these nests.
The next day we visited Halibut Point State Park near Gloucester and it was another one of the WOW birding moments for me on this trip. I’ll post again soon and as always thank you so much for visiting!!!