I spent a few hours today exploring some new places. I hiked through many woodland meadows and shaded hardwood forests. I seen many species of butterflies, birds, dragonflies and even caught a glimpse of a badger. Seen two white-tailed deer and one beautiful buck in velvet. The meadows I found were loaded with midsummer wildflowers and many species of butterflies. I was able to take many wonderful images today...even though it was bright and sunny out. I will be going back to these places this fall when the trees are in color.