Photo(s) of the Day: Nature Sanctuary

One of the aspects I love about where I live is that despite the size (pop. ~30,000), and the location (the Midwest), there are still fun things to do. The Matha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. We’ve taken a picnic and gone on a few hikes there twice now, but this was the first time with Baby K. Saturday felt like a nice day, until we started hiking in the sun. It was hot. We saw a lot of small wildlife though, and it was so nice to have a laid back Saturday afternoon – the first one in months! If only we had Labor Day once a week instead of once a year!

These flowers attracted a lot of bees. (What kind of flower is it?)
Along the Rush Creek trail. The water was too high to cross and continue the hike.
Can you spot the frog?
Baby K taking a breather after being in the hot Ergo carrier.
Baby K observing a caterpillar. She loves The Hungry Caterpillar book!