There is a small bird sanctuary at the edge of Beaver Lake in Asheville, NC.
An elevated wooden walkway winds through the trees and berry bushes, and trails veer off every few hundred feet that lead to wooden decks that overlook the lake. Many animals inhabit the sanctuary, and on any given day in the summer you are likely to spot dozens of species of birds, plus snapping turtles, rabbits, squirrels, groundhogs, snakes, and many different types of insect.
This is one of my favorite places to go for a leisurely walk in my area. Here are some of the photos I took on a recent visit.
There are few things more relaxing and invigorating than a walk in the woods.
I advise anyone to enjoy a walk with the local flora and fauna as often as possible!