I've been on a few bird outings with my wife and I don't know about you, but I want to see the big guys -like Eagles or Owls. Last weekend we decided to brighten up a dreary day and head over to Hummel Park in Plainfield for a walk. And we saw this! Actually there... Continue Reading →
Eagle Creek – Sunday Walk
Today was not a bad day to do a hike in Eagle Creek. We've written about Eagle Creek before. Check out that post if you want to know more about the park itself. We hiked around the Coffer Dam (Red Trail) and started to hear these odd chirping sounds. We thought for a second it... Continue Reading →
Washington Township Park
Last week we took our dogs for a walk on the paved trails (this avoids muddy paws!) at the Washington Township Park in Avon, IN. We’ve been to this park a few times, but this is our first post. The park itself covers 160 acres, and you can find open green spaces, wooded and paved... Continue Reading →
Mucatatuck Wildlife Refuge
Last week we visited the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge Park. Do not get this confused with the Muscatatuck County Park, which is nearby. The refuge is run by the US Fish & Wildlife Service and was established 50 years ago to preserve the wetlands and habitat for migrating waterfowl. It is well known as a birding... Continue Reading →
The Great Conjunction!
Here you can see the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is the brighter object and Saturn is fainter. You can kind of see Saturn’s rings, but the resolution is not good enough for a clear image. Looking at Jupiter, you can see the four Galilean moons. Starting at the upper left, I believe you... Continue Reading →
McCloud Nature Park II
A few weeks ago, we ventured out to McCloud Nature Park for a brief hike and to do the maze. We've blogged about McCloud before here. Guess what animal the maze was this year! Ssssss!
Crown Hill Cemetery
We recently went for a walk through the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indy. If you are not familiar with Crown Hill, it was dedicated in 1864, and a national cemetery was established on the grounds in 1866 for soldiers killed during the Civil War. Currently, the grounds are 555 acres with 25 miles of paved... Continue Reading →
B&O Bike Trail
The B&O bike trail is very nice, and we highly recommend it if you’ve haven’t been on it. We took a spin on it a few days ago. You can find parking at the trailhead in Brownsburg just off route 267. If you are coming from south of Brownsburg the parking lot will be on... Continue Reading →
Happy 4th of July!
Saw this guy perched on my roof the other day while walking the dogs. Just in time for the 4th. Wish I had a better camera! Bald Eagle on my roof
Vandalia Trail II
Last weekend, we managed to dodge the thunderstorms and take a lengthy bike ride on the Vandalia trail. We’ve posted about the Vandalia trail here, where we traced our usual route through Plainfield. This time we took to the trail head in Amo and rode along the paved bike path through Coatesville into Putnam county... Continue Reading →