Celery Bog Nature Area in West Lafayette, Indiana, rarely fails to please us. On our hike here Sunday afternoon on the 10 of August, we did not see an eagle, which we quite often do. However, we did see an osprey flying and hunting and finally catching something very orange in nature. We did not bring the good Nikon with the long lens, but our pictures taken with Stephanie’s iPhone through my binoculars aren’t too bad.
There were many monarch butterflies enjoying the swamp milkweed.
And I found not only one, but two of a species of bird I had not seen for a while – the Green Heron.
Stephanie decided to take up geo-caching today and I had to tramp through poison ivy–except, since she’s afraid of spiders, she made me put my hand in a dead log to get the cache for her!!
All in all a great day. This is a great park to visit. There are various ecosystems: marsh, prairie, woodlands and hiking and biking trails. There is a great nature center there with regular programs.
Our Bird List for the Day:
- Great Blue Herons – many
- Cedar Waxwings – many
- Barn swallows – many
- Red headed Woodpeckers – several
- Blue Jay
- Grey Catbird
- Indigo Bunting
- Down Woodpecker
- Green Herons