Friday, January 9, 2009

January 9, 2009 A Previous Trip

I've been pretty busy lately, with work and some home remodeling so I haven't had a chance to get out. So, I thought I would add something from our weekend trip to Turkey Fork. It's a recreation area located near Sand Hill, Mississippi. The thing that stood out the most about the park was the number of animals we saw. There were several deer, cranes, birds, lots of insects and frogs. Turkey Fork is one of the less known parks and is quite least it was on the weekend we went. It was September 2008 and school was back in session so the family groups usually found during the summer were not there. There were only 2 other campers in the camping area and they were a on the other side, leaving us all to ourselves.

After we got the campsite set up and to our liking I went out on a photowalk. I love to get those macroshots of things you would normally walk right past and never know was there. If you walk slowly,very slowly and really look, you will find scores of creatures hidden on the leaves and bushes. I spent a lot of time searching and it paid off. Spiders, dragonflies and caterpillers were
just a few of the small creatures I found.

Randy had taken the boat so we put it into the lake and trolled around the edges where there were alot of trees and bushes in the water. There were lots of birds. Most of the time when we do this we will see snakes..not this time..only a few turtles.

We had a great time and I got lots of photos.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Love your photos! Got my first photo of a zipper spider last year, and am always chasing butterflies through the Texas wildflowers. Enjoyed your site...