These will be yummy blackberries by August. At that time of year, you see lots of folks on this trail picking berries.
Now these guys are NOT pleasant!!!! In fact they are a noxious weed called horsetail. I only did the photo because until we moved out here, I had never heard of them. You can't pull them as they put out some chemical that causes more to grow. Our local plant expert, Ciscoe Morris, says you can only get rid of them by cutting them off , over and over. We have none in our yard thank goodness!
We heard the lovely song of this little bird as we sat down for a rest. We think it is a song sparrow.
At the end of our walk is a large open field. Someone with humor put these two full sized animal statues at the very back of the field. They are huge and I think they are pretty well done!