Plainville, CT has a wonderful little place called Tomasso Nature Park. It's hidden behind the town garage and the dump, and it backs up to the airport. For all that, it's a quiet, magical place, filled with wildlife. If you stay quiet and keep your eyes open you'll see all sorts of things, and hear them, too. There are some interconnected waterways, and on summer mornings rocks and semi-submerged logs are covered in little painted turtles. Sometimes I wish I could be a turtle and just soak up sun like that!