Friday, August 5, 2011

Eagle Creek Park

Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in the United States.
And its practically in my back yard, on the west side of Indy.
A break in the heat wave encouraged us to visit.

The park surrounds Eagle Creek Reservoir.
Hubby challenged me to photograph:
a bird, mammal, fish, insect, reptile & amphibian.
Ok, here ya go:

Bird - Duck, pretty easy with all the water.
Mammal - Chipmunk, again, easy since he was foraging in the bird feeding area.

Fish - Channel catfish, lucky shot since the fisherman was reeling him in as we hiked by.
He was more than happy to show off his catch!

Insect - Butterfly, easy with all the wildflowers.

Reptile - Painted turtle, cheated shot form the nature center aquarium!

Amphibian - Bullfrog, another cheated shot from the nature center!
But hey, I  got them all!
Here's a few more views.

The park is a lovely green oasis in the big city.

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