Fortunately I remembered to take a picture of a bridge (there were numerous) before my battery died. This was the second bridge we crossed, at the beginning of the trail.
19th: From a Distance
Obviously of the same bridge. I actually like this picture better.
Nathan got to hold and touch the caterpillar
We have to work on identifying this.
This is what the cocoon looked like
Here are some other photos that I took during our outing.
Immature Black Crowned Night Heron
I believe it's a Common Darter
Something memorable that happened... A brown widow spider was on my sleeve. Yea, not something I would call "fun". I walked through a spider web while I was with Nathan and Domenic. As we were walking back to where our group was I saw something dangling from my arm, took a double take and my arm was on the ground in .5 seconds. Smashed spider remained where I had lifted my arm. haha I'm just glad I didn't scream. I think me moving so quickly caught Nathan's attention the most when he looked at me with wide eyes and asked, "what was it Mommy?" Me trying to sound calm replied, "Mommy was just smashing a spider Buddy." Eeeee!