Thursday, August 10, 2017

State Park Wildlife

So far this summer we have spent nearly 5 weeks in Colorado state parks and we have 3 weeks to go. Two of the parks, Chatfield and Cherry Creek, are in the city. Nevertheless, we have seen quite a bit of wildlife. Nothing dramatic but interesting for sure.

We have seen deer in each state park. These were crossing the road right behind our trailer yesterday.

We have seen great blue herons here at Cherry Creek and at St. Vrain.

Today we saw this egret.

This little cottontail rabbit came to watch John carve the other day.

This is the 3rd bull snake John has seen, a first for me this year. I know they are harmless but I don't like snakes of any kind or size. This one is pretty, though, isn't it?

Of course, we see Canada geese all over the place  in Colorado at this time of the year.  They are on both land and in the water.  They leave a real mess.

And these turkey buzzards  are seen all across the country.

Bears and elk and maybe a mountain lion would be good to see, but we are enjoying the animals we have seen in these state parks.

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