Another reason to stay on trail

  It's tough to keep your best friend on a leash and on the trail but here's another reason why this is a good idea.  Two of these little fellows came out of the woods and climbed up toward the dam during our Saturday birding hike in Purgatory Creek Natural area. And please pick up after your pet, leaving a wrapped baggie for someone else to clean-up after you is unacceptable.  --LJ
Porcupine ambles across Beatrice Trail in Purgatory Creek. (Colton Robbins photo)