The Amherst U.B. bike path is one of the best in Western New York. The seven mile path is open for walking, running, and bicycling. It is also open to fishing as well. The path which runs between North Forest Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, N.Y.; also passes around the State University of New York at Buffalo (U.B.). It is unique in that it parallels Ellicott Creek; and has both open fields and wooded areas. This combination of the three, has created abundant animal fauna. The usual rabbits, squirrels and groundhogs are all present. There are also large flocks of Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, and Turkey! Along the with Great Blue Herons; and Great White Herons in the summer. Above, Red Tailed Hawks scan the fields and creek for small animals. The woods and fields hide Red Foxes and White Tailed Deer, and others. There are a multitude of bird species, which vary somewhat by season. And now there are Beavers!
|Beaver from a bike path bridge.|
|The Beavers Lodge.|
I am still trying to get some good clear photos of him; usually he spots me from underwater. He gives me a tail slap, and disappears!
|A Great Blue Heron.|
|A turkey in the morning sun.|
|A Red Tailed Hawk perched over the bike path.|
|Mallard Duck in Ellicott Creek.|
|Turkey and Deer enjoying the sunrise.|
|The U.B. / Amherst Bike Path.|
|Bye, Bye Beaver!|