American Black Duck
There were tons of these dragonflies all along the trail. Two actually landed on my right arm and hitched a ride with me awhile!
It was nice to see a butterfly! It was right near the observation deck. Later, I saw a second one, but it was just a fly-by.
Not sure about this one, but think it's a Northern Water Snake.
What are those blobs on the trail?
Snapping Turtles (see them both?)
Now, all along this trail, there were really long tendrils of spider webs blowing out from the reeds on the right side across the trail. I had to keep wiping my face and arms. It was creepy.
And just in case you were starting to relax after getting back into the woods and away from the wispy spider webs, there were more snakes!
I went back to the observation deck to see if the Eastern Comma was still around. It was not. While on the observation deck, I noticed spiders all along the railing. If people were not paying attention, and leaned against the railing, a spider might just crawl onto their arm or up their sleeve (and I might not tell them). Creepy!
Coming soon! With the bold headline on this posting in the parking lot, I was sure that something good much be coming. Surprise! They are going to start charging an entrance fee on December 1. It will be worth it, but it's still not exactly a coming attraction!