For this week’s Sunday nature walk, we hiked the Crescent Beach Trail, starting at the south end, heading up to the northern trailhead, then heading back down to where we started. After a quick five-minute break, we joined a wildflower walk led by a National Park Service interpreter. It was short hike along Creekside Trail, and it helped us identify a lot of native plants. Our guide was great, answering all of our silly questions.
We saw some critters on our hike, but only the snails hung around long enough for photos. There was the furriest mouse I’ve ever seen, but he was dead and Doc said I couldn’t photograph him. The Pacific tree frog was too quick for us. Even the ants on the many giant anthills we found scurried too quickly for my little point-and-shoot camera.
We saw what looked like fresh elk tracks, but we didn’t get a glimpse of the elk themselves.
Here are the pics. Enjoy!
|Wildflower hike 5-16-10|