|The only bird I was able to photograph with the telescopic lense - I was not quick enough for the others!|
|Fungus, growing in December?|
|My hiking abilities limited me to this single vista.|
|I thought I had photographed a little bird bathing in this crystal pool. When I downloaded the images, it appears I captured a rock that looks remarkably like a domestic chick.|
"Tallgrass prairie once covered more than 170 million acres of the United States, from Indiana to Kansas and from Canada to Texas. Nearly all of it is gone, plowed under for agriculture or urban development." All the more reason to let tourists toss their butts around and their dogs shit where the rest of us walk. At least the dogshit will eventually dissolve.
As limited as I am by painful knees, I was still able to walk almost a mile and a half. I grieved that I was not able to take the six mile hike in order to see the most beautiful part of the reserve but that is why we have digital photography available on the internet: Tall Grass Prairie National Park