We went to a swamp for a winter walk. The day before the snow fell. A path through the woods led us past fallen trees. Roots no longer able to cling to the bog like ground.
The wetlands appeared around us. Moss and trees nestling among the dark waters.
A bridge over a weir made my two pause and reflect.
And then a boardwalk guided our swamp walk way.
It meandered through the swamp so we could be visitors to its secluded habitat.
Sticks and moss were the hit attractions.
But I had to insist we could not bring back home a branch…their trophy from our winter walk in a swamp.
Sagg Swamp Preserve, Sagaponack, NY
This nature preserve is the largest Red Maple swamp on the South Fork of Long Island. A trail loops around the 105 acre preserve with a boardwalk allowing you to walk through areas which normally would be inaccessible. The Sagg Swamp Preserve is known for its plant diversity with more than 330 species recorded. It’s also known for its birds, wildfowl, turtles, muskrats and salamanders. A swamp walk in the spring is definitely on the agenda for my kids.
Alexandra Mercer says
That looks like such a lovely walk! #CountryKids
lovely shots kriss. i love the one of them crouched down on the boardwalk, looking into the swamp!
They spent most of the time lying at different places on the boardwalk poking the water with sticks!
The Reading Residence says
Looks fun, and your photos are just gorgeous x
Thanks Jocelyn! An overcast day but fun outing.
Mary @over40andamumtoone says
What a great place to visit! #CountryKids
I can’t wait to take them back in the spring when the swamp will really come to life
Coombemill - Fiona says
How fantastic to be able to experience swamp life first hand. You’ve taken some lovely photos and the children looked like they had great fun exploring. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
Thanks Fiona! Sticks and moss kept them very happy.
Charly Dove says
Oh wow Kriss it looks amazing there and I love the photos – just beautiful 🙂
Beautiful photos of a lovely walk.
Thank you – it’s quite a fascinating place to visit with the kids
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
That looks like the sort of walk we would really enjoy 🙂 Love the photo looking over the weir with their reflections. And, there’s always a stick, isn’t there?!
Always sticks! We have an enormous one by our front door from a previous walk which I foolishly let them bring back.
becky @ lakes single mum says
looks an amazing place to explore!
Mummy of Two says
What a lovely place for a walk – great photos too.
Mummy to boyz says
Great shots it looks beautiful
beautiful pictures. i remember with pleasure the swamp i used to visit as a child.
Jess @ Catch A Single Thought says
Great photos, I love the one of your children peering over the side of the bridge on their knees. Really great capture 🙂 #countrykids