American Bushman

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Home Again

Well we're back. What an interesting and busy two days...

Yesterday we spent the day at Potato Creek State Park swimming, visiting the Nature Center, and attending a talk on salamanders.

We also learned something about an insect that I'd never seen nor heard of. We got to see a cicada killer (a type of wasp) up close and in large numbers. This is an insect that stings its prey, the cicada, to paralyze it and then drags the still living body to an underground den where it feeds the soft, living tissue to larvae.

Imagine the thrill of seeing wasps 2-3" in length with thick bodies and discovering that the naturalists working that area of the park have never seen anything like them either.

When we got back to the lake house we headed straight for the lake and Jake did some real swimming (with a floatie vest) and I looked for hammer stones and nice flat sharpening stones but came up empty.

It was a busy time, we're all wiped out, but we're home and today we're going to get back into the swing of things.

Thanks for reading,



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