Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Brown County State Park...

Candace, Riaan and I enjoyed a relaxing day exploring picturesque Brown County State Park last month. We had visited this state park back in February, but as it was winter then we didn't get a chance to hike any of the trails. We had a lovely picnic lunch and walked along two of the many hiking trails in Indiana's largest state park. It was a great day!

 Picnic lunch at the West Lookout Tower.
 Riaan and Candace.
 West Lookout Tower.
 Family selfie as we hike around Ogle Lake.
 Ogle Lake's dam wall.
 Pretty reflections.
 View towards the dam wall.
 Interesting caterpillar crossing our path.
 An ant dragging a spider on the trail.
 Pretty butterfly.
 Butterflies puddling.
 More butterflies puddling further along the trail. They're extracting nutrients from the dung.
 Bee on a flower near the Nature Centre.
 Interesting mushroom.
 Fungi and other growths on a fallen tree.
 Evidence of beaver activity.
 Heading down the second trail we hiked.
 Strahl Lake.
 Candace and Riaan crossing a small stone bridge.
 Making our way up towards the Nature Centre.
 Brown County State Park's Nature Centre.
 Abe Martin Lodge.
 Riaan with a big teddy bear. :)
Indiana State Parks turns 100 this year.

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