ASP – Day 3

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.

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I only saw one egg mass:

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There were several caterpillars on the railing of the bridge. (If you can figure out what kind they are, let me know!)

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I got caught up in photographing the bark of a fallen Scot’s Pine:

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Oh, and there was this leaf… in a puddle…

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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!