This month, I wanted to spotlight a Quest on the Super Quest list!
The Quest for the Kestrel, a Quest in Windsor, VT, is a gentle walk on a path with gorgeous views of mountains and meadows.
On a beautiful, sunny day last week, I decided to try out this Quest. After parking at the low shed on a pull out on Marton Road, my Quest began slightly to the right of the shed, on a path that headed into the meadows and towards the mountains. Walking down the path, and in pursuit of the Kestrel I came across many different plants and insects. To my left there were patches flowers, and in the path there were many butterflies like the one pictured below.
At first I wasn’t sure what type of butterfly this was, but after a bit of digging, I think it’s a Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.
I had to be careful not to step on them, as this trail was covered with them! I continued down the trail until I saw the poles that formed an upside-down “V” and then looked at the base to find the Quest box! I took a minute to look around at the rolling hills, mountains and clear sky before heading back on the path.
I would highly recommend this Quest for an excellent adventure that isn’t too physically demanding while still offering gorgeous views!