Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday in Spring Valley

Spring Valley Wildlife Area is a wetlands area in the Little Miami River Valley. I go to the nearby shooting range every now and then to punch some holes in paper (great stress reliever!), but today The Bug and I went for a walk around what looks to be one ginormous frog pond! Alack, I saw no bullfrogs, though we heard them, but we did see wildflowers, dragonflies, butterflies, birds, and more. We had a nice nature walk, though it turned a wee bit muggy on us. Enjoy the pictures!

























5 comments:

Jayne said...

What a gorgeous place for a stroll. Love the Red Admiral!! :c)

Lowandslow said...

With all that standing water do you have any problems with mosquitos there? We have plenty this year and now an outbreak of West Nile Virus, too.

S

Linda said...

Your pictures are exquisite, Michael. I love the flower close ups. Field flowers are beautiful here in August. Great "bug" (not Dana) close ups too. Thanks for sharing this. <3

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Those big lily pads look like perfect platforms for bullfrogs.

altar ego said...

Lovely pictures, as usual. I especially like the butterfly, and am a big fan of lily pads with their blooms. Ribbit....