Monday, October 01, 2007

A Visit to Spider Land

Well, really it was a Sunday Expedition to Caw Caw Interpretive Center, a county park up Highway 17 in Ravenel. It was quite a bargain, only a buck a piece, for a three mile stroll through woods and swamps

and along side old rice field canals.

Jason fed the mosquitoes while I managed to walk through every spider web along the path.

Luckily, these guys were smart enough to spin their webs high over head, else my screams probably would have heard on Mars.

While snapping the above photo (and I took them, as Jason has - quite sensibly - stopped taking his camera everywhere, and gives himself a day off occasionally), I spotted something in a tree top. After a bit of investigation, we discovered it was an owl. Too hidden and too far away to photograph, of course.

We also saw what I think was a bald eagle perched on the top limb of a skeleton of a tree. Next time, I'll bring my binoculars.

I think we are going to sign up for a kayak trip through the creeks and rice canals later in the fall. Won't that be fun?

Thor sez: You never take me to these fun places!


Margo said...

That does sound like fun!

Was that spider huge? It looks like it.

JanetLee said...

Yes, it was one of those banana spiders or golden orb spiders. Very huge.

Margo said...