Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Walk in the Park

A friend and I decided to visit the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  It was a beautiful day.  The weather was gorgeous.  It is feeling more and more like fall.  We walked for a good two hours.  The trail was a little hard to follow after a while.  The brush was growing in all around us. We saw many creatures, including a red dragonfly.  Too bad the camera couldn't focus on him. He was too tiny and intricate.  At one point on the trail, there was a heaping pile of horse manure on the trail.  Yuck!  I wonder if they make a pooper scooper large enough for a horse...  Later, we saw hoof prints in the mud.  We never saw the horse and it's rider though.  There was a spot where you could picnic by the water's shore.  It would be fun to return with a brunch.  Enjoy the following pictures of nature.

Bird's nest.

Can you see the thorn?  The thorns were monstrous.

Cat tails.

Aren't the above turtles adorable?  There were three, but I couldn't fit all three in the shot.  Just as I was about to take another picture, they fell into the water in unison!


Pond scum.



This frog was brave.  He let the both us get quite close to photograph him.  Isn't he beautiful?

Indigenous metal bird.

This heron was far, about out of reach for my camera's zoom.  We saw him twice earlier on the walk, but he flew off before we could take his picture.  The second time, he let out a honk as if sternly telling us to get off his lawn.

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