For my last hike of the vacation at Allegany State Park, I picked an even, wide path – France Brook Road. There were still blockades across the road, so I parked where Limestone Run Road meets ASP 2 and walked out as far as the second bridge and back. Spring peepers and Wood Frogs were making a racket. I found evidence of some “gentlemen callers” in the puddles and ditches.
I only saw one egg mass:
There were several caterpillars on the railing of the bridge. (If you can figure out what kind they are, let me know!)
I got caught up in photographing the bark of a fallen Scot’s Pine:
Oh, and there was this leaf… in a puddle…
It was just a meandering kind of morning. Birds and frogs singing. The world alive. The only thing that dampened my spirits was knowing that this was the last of this vacation. I would have been happy to stay for another few weeks!