Monday was an impromptu hike at Turkey Run State Park. I originally was going to hike down from the Lusk Home and over the Narrows Covered Bridge and onto Trail 2 like I usually do to see Skunk Cabbage blooming.
This time we decided to walk Trail 1 from the Nature Center and back on Trail 2 for an absolutely wonderful hike.
As usual I picked up litter along the way.
I was trying out a new macro lens for my iPhone–a Christmas gift from hubby and daughter this Christmas. It’s an olloclip 3-in-One Photo Lens.
I used to think “Salt and Pepper” or Harbinger-of-Spring was hard to find, but it is everywhere. I saw it Saturday at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum and it was along the path from the Turkey Run Inn and along our route on Trails 1 & 2.
We saw several early flowers and learned a new one.
- Dutchman’s Breeches
- Salt and Pepper/Harbinger-of-Spring
- Spring Beauty
- Skunk Cabbage
- Purple Cress
- Spicebush (in bloom!)
Birds we saw on the hike:
- Tufted Titmouse
- Northern Cardinal
- Downy Woodpecker
- Turkey Vulture
- Blue Jays
- Red-headed Woodpecker
- Canada Geese
We also saw two juvenile bald eagles sitting in a tree near Lake Waveland on our way down.