Dates: 2021/07/27 to 2021/07/30
Upon returning to Wisconsin, we decided to hit up the area that we skipped earlier when searching for water. So first up was Blackjack Springs. The path was rather overgrown, and had a lot of deadfall. And by the time it reached the lake near the spring, we couldn’t even find the path anymore. Not interested in bushwhacking, we turned back.
The spring is somewhere in that direction.
From there, we went hunting for albino deer at Trout Lake, but couldn’t find any. Fortunately, just a short drive away was Powell Marsh.
Monarchs on milkweed. Makes you want to grow some, doesn't it?
We’ve been seeing these spotted green frogs all over the north.
A funnel web.
Two sand cranes! We could hear these guys talking to each from quite a distance.
American goldfinch, I think.
I think these are red-breasted mergansers.
The next day, since we camped nearby, we made a stop at Thunder Mountain County Park. It’s a cute little local park, good for a diversion or two if in the area.
Blends in well, doesn’t it?