We've been going to a lot of state & local parks to swim and/or hike. Recently we went to Scotland Run, a local park, to walk the trails there. We went fairly deep into the woods, and I ended up getting a poison ivy rash up my right leg.
Otherwise, it was a great hike and I got a lot of nice photos of the plants and wildlife. I uploaded them to my photo album:
by Paul Micarelli
|Wilson Lake @ Scotland Run Park|
|A tiny frog crossing our path|
|An orange fungus|
|I thought this moss was pretty cool. It was white with a branching structure.|
|This little caterpillar also had an intricate branching structure coming off its body.|
|I managed to capture this dragonfly resting on a branch.|
|This butterfly landed in the sand just long enough for me to snap a photo.|
|A closup of a large flower with little insects inside it.|
|A purple flower cluster over the cloud-reflecting lake surface.|
|My wife saw this and asked, "Are those beetles banging???"|
A flower cluster
Some of the freshwater snails on the lakebed.