Quequechan River River Rail Trail

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Yesterday, Doug and I explored a new trail in Fall River. The trail right now runs from Britland Park over to the Quequechan Street. Quequechan River River Rail Trail built along the old railroad tracks which ran along the river. Quequechan means “Falling River” in Wampanoag, which is how the city got its name. Right now the falls of the river hidden underground and there are plans of eventually to re-create them. The trail eventually will reach the headwaters of the river at South Wattupa Pond.

Right now, there are many different species of plants in flower with accompanying insects and birds. We met some different folks walking the trail or riding a bike who stopped and talked with us about some of the sites that they have seen in the past. Most of the folks were happy with the trail and cannot wait till it gets extended.

The following pictures are a brief survey of some of the items that we saw during our stroll.White Water Lily - Nymphaea odorata

Showy Stonecrop - Hylotelephium spectabile
Showy Stonecrop – Hylotelephium spectabile
Monarch - Danaus plexippus
Monarch – Danaus plexippus
Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium)
Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium)
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
Halloween Pennant - Celithemis eponina
Halloween Pennant – Celithemis eponina
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Green Heron – Butorides virescens
Devil’s Trumpet - Datura Inoxia
Devil’s Trumpet – Datura Inoxia
Devil’s Trumpet - Datura Inoxia
Devil’s Trumpet – Datura Inoxia
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Common Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common Buttonbush – Cephalanthus occidentalis
Clouded Sulphur - Colias philodice
Clouded Sulphur – Colias philodice