Continuing on with the insect theme, here is a Tent Caterpillar home. They are just starting to appear around this area now.
A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.
Now for something different. Did you ever wonder what the stuff on plant was that looks like, well, spit. It is a protective foam of a Spittle Bug. I was looking for something to photograph yesterday and came upon some plants with this foam on them. I knew what is was, but to tell the truth I don't know if I had ever seen a Spittle Bug, so without further ado, ladies and gentleman I give you the Spittle Bug.
Blandford, MA - I took a drive today to see what I could find to photograph. I ended up driving through Blandford and noticed the Historical Society building was open and people were gathering for a parade and speeches. Unfortunately, I brought my dogs with me and it was too hot to sit in the truck so I didn't want to stay for those events.
Chester MA - Here are some more images from "Chester on Track".
Chester MA - These photos are of three other railraod cars at the train museum.
Chester MA - What would Chester on Track be without trains.
Rte. 20 Massachusetts - I saw this building in what looks like a small rest area or turn off. Being the person I am, I stopped to take a look. I really not sure what the building is for, it has two locked doors in the front and not much else. One thing that I found interesting was the plaque on the front that said it was built by the "Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the depression; I bet it has quite the story behind it. So, if anyone knows anything about this building, let me know.
Chester MA - Another attraction at Chester on Track 2007 was the Massachusetts 10th Civil War Re-Enactors. You might notice streaks in the photos, it was raining.
Beckett, MA - This is the former Hudson-Chester Quarry which was active from the 1850's to the 1960's. Stone from this quarry was sent by train to near by Chester MA and Hudson, NY for polishing. This stone was used mostly for gravestones and monuments.