Adventures at Mill Grove 14 October 2018

Yesterday I went to the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove to take photos of the autumn leaves and owls they house. We have had a rainy year with odd weather—last weekend it was hot and humid; we had on our air conditioner and this weekend we dropped 30 degrees Fahrenheit, in the 50s and have the heater on. Leaves are somewhat changing colour, but we think they’ll be full autumn colour in the next ten days.

When I arrived at Mill Grove, I saw a group forming in front of the welcome sign and the leader asked if I was here for the tour. I wasn’t, expressed my regret, then walked over to the trellis and took photos of the lone bee flying among the asters. I heard the guide speaking and he sounded interesting; I walked over and asked if I could join last minute. I was welcomed with opened arms and took a nature walk for two hours. We learned about native and non-native plants and I learned a lot. We also saw deer, the river, and ate the edible berries. I picked some summer grapes and I thought I was going to make a jelly, but I don’t have pectin. I’ll eat the rest tomorrow at lunch.

After the walk, I saw the owls. I spoke with Odin and speaking to my beloved owls bring me so much peace. I didn’t get a chance to see Conrad, the Blue Jay, but I did walk through the museum.

I want to get back there once the leaves turn some more.

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One thought on “Adventures at Mill Grove 14 October 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You have taken me along with you on several trips to this favorite spot of yours, the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. I envy you for experiencing temperatures in the 50s because it is still near 90 down here. I’m happy to know you were able to join the tour and learn many new things on this visit. You took some excellent pictures and met friendly folks on the tour. I’m glad you got to see your old buddy, Odin the owl, and sorry you missed seeing another old friend, Conrad, the Blue Jay, but there’s always next time.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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