Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Brown County State Park in the Fall...

We visited Brown County State Park on Saturday, 27th October. It was beautiful to see all the trees changing colours in the peak of autumn. There was also an amazing Raptor Show, titled "Owl-oween", that displayed four owls: the screech owl, barred owl, barn owl, and great horned owl. It was fascinating seeing these amazing creatures up close and learning a little bit more about them. The great horned owl, although weighing just four pounds, can exert a pressure of 400 pounds per square inch with its talons! We also enjoyed a picnic lunch and a couple of hikes in the forest and around Strahl Lake. There is so much beauty in the great outdoors! :)

 The view at Hesitation Point.
 Lovely colours as we drive to the Nature Centre.
 Outside the Nature Centre.
 Cute little eastern box turtle in the Nature Centre.
Copperhead stretching up against the glass.
 Looking up at the tree canopy. Beautiful colours!
 Chicken of the Woods, a type of edible fungus, growing on an old log.
 A turkey vulture soaring over Brown County.
 Fully-grown tiny screech owl.
 Barred owl.
 Barn owl.
 Great horned owl.
 Going for a hike around Strahl Lake.
 Amazing reflections in the lake.
 Eastern red-spotted newt sitting on some moss.
 Eliza loved feeling the texture of the tree bark.
My gorgeous girls!

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