Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Camping at Sleepy Hollow

We go camping at Sleepy Hollow on a pretty regular basis.  The camp sites are okay, they have electricity nearby in case of nebulizer worthy asthma attacks and there are flushing toilets with running water just a short walk away.  There are cheeky little squirrels that like to climb into your car, a lake to canoe on, islands to explore, and a pretty nice swim area. All in all it is an epic place to take a kid camping.   And for dad there is a disc gold course and plenty of fishing.

They sell firewood at the camp store for $4 a bundle, and it is just enough to make smores before tucking the wee ones in bed.  The rangers have all been very friendly with us.  

The Dollar Castle had little bug catching kits.  The lid has a magnifying glass. There are a tiny net, and tweezers included in the pack. There are holes so the bugs can breathe. The cord is long enough to go over the neck for easy carry.  The wee one was thrilled.  She was happy to let the bugs go before they came to any harm and it has been a fun and intimate way for her to explore nature.
Best Dollar Store find in a long time!

Two Marked Treehopper


Red Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
 We spend quite a lot of time fishing and exploring by canoe at Sleepy Hollow. There are bass and blue gill.  I search for fossils while the hubby fishes.
keeping out of the sun.



Chicory

Someone hasn't had his coffee yet. Too bad he is still handsome.


Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

Purple Loosestrife (I think)

Red Admiral  (Vanessa atalanta)
Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) - I think

I don't always drool in the car. But when I do it is sticky and all down your back!

Princess Zelda is living up to her name.



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