Friday, June 13, 2008

Swamp Walk

Thursday June 12th we went on the traditional "Swamp Walk" at Erna and Gary's house. It was pretty hot but well worth the effort. This swamp has a boardwalk that goes for about half a mile through the swamp. We heard owls and all kind of birds. Sometime you see snakes but this time we didn't see any.

One thing we saw a lot of was poison ivy!

It was time to get Caleb away from the video-cyber world and back to nature. Caleb loves to take pictures. Take a look at the butterflies he photographed.

This is possibly a painted lady but I would have to see the underside and the caterpillar to know for sure.

The swamp is full of dragonflies - huge ones. This is a picture Caleb took.

Then we came across this beauty!

We think its a Pipevine Swallowtail

This is what the caterpillar looks like. We didn't find one, I got this off the internet. Someday I plan to attract these beauties to our habitat.

What a beautiful stroll in the woods...

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Hmmm, now I know where I get my obsessive compulsive nature from! You are obsessed with caterpillars as much as I am with knitting, hee hee!

Great pictures, and it looks like you had a lovely time!

(P.S. I can try to fix the width of your sidebar, but I'm crazy busy right now for a few days, so it'll be awhile. You might try Josh - he can most likely fix it in five minutes.)