It was a hot spring day so we decided to go to Fells, Winchester MA. It is a public recreation area covering more than 2200 acres.
I was excited to go on the trail. But I was also tired because it was so hot.
I walked down the trail and passed a little rocky stream. I was a little scared because the water was a little deep. Someone told us that there was a ribbon snake over there. I wanted to catch it but my dad said it was too slippery, so we went ahead.
We drank some water on the way. Soon we came to this place where we saw a beautiful painted turtle with an orange plastron (shield). We got closer but it went away. We continued on our mysterious trail.
We saw a bridge. There was a fence, so we couldn’t go on the bridge. Soon my dad told me to step on the big brick below.
I was a little scared because there was deep water below. I ducked and we saw a red wasp. I stood still till the wasp flew away.
I ducked again and made it on the bridge. We also saw a few big painted turtles. We went ahead and my dad told me that we are going on a snake trail.
We went down. It was steep down the hill. Soon we saw a snake go in its burrow. We saw another snake a few minutes later! We went up the hill to take a break.
We sat on the rocks near the lake to eat bananas, but suddenly someone said that there was a snapping turtle here.
I ran to see it and it was huge! Almost 35-40 pounds! I was so happy! Also, I thought I saw some fish eggs.
Soon, I went home and talked about my tale to my mom and my friend Silas.
That was one of my coolest adventures!