Saturday, July 16, 2011

Frog Hunting by Sophia (George & Jan's daughter)

Well it's about the time of year to go frog hunting... if you like frog legs then you better be outside catching lots and lots of frogs! They're good for you and tasty but if you want some you've got to catch them! What you do is you go where there's a pond or swampy area, and bring a bright flashlight, a net and some waders optional if you have a deep pond) and then wait till it's almost pitch black, and sneak up on frogs like you're not trying to wake anybody up and look around. If you see one you stop, shine your light in their eyes, and it almost blinds them for a second. Then you use your net to scoop him up. You can use one of those gigs just for frog hunting but I like using the net (it's more fun that way). Then you bring them home and eat 'em for dinner. Hope you had fun frog hunting and have a good meal:)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Babler State Park

Joined with other hardy campers for a weekend in the lovely 6,000 acre Meramec State Park, near Sullivan, Missouri. We had rain and temps in the 40's but overall a lovely place. Hike the Walking Fern Trail near the entrance to Fischer's Cave and discover Indian Cave along the way. We saw several bats and lots of crickets and spiders in there. Tent kept the rain out mostly, only had to move once to empty it out! Recommend Babler when nearby Meramec River is in low flow so you can take advantage of another awesome Missouri float stream!
See you on the river!