Lyman Reserve is another fabulous property in the Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations system. We ventured out there on a chilly New Year’s Day. As we pulled into the parking area, I realized we’d been there before, also in winter, about two years ago. I can only image how different it is in the summer, I’m sure the tidal river is fuller and more lively, and the woods are louder with birds and crickets.
Lyman Reserve protects several unique natural features. The tidal waterway running up from Buttermilk Bay is home to one of the last native sea-run brook trout fisheries in the Eastern U.S., and the reserve also features an upland pine barren. That landscape is something I don’t really see a lot of in New England and it reminds me of class field tips in North Carolina. This is the first time we tried out our new camera and I’m afraid I had some difficulty using the manual features (especially for someone who was one class shy of a minor in Photography . . .) Jeff fared much better however, so many of these photos are his.