Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mead's Quarry

Last week, we went on another nature walk field trip with our friends, this time to Mead's Quarry in Knoxville.  It was closed as a quarry in 2005 and turned into a park with nature trails.
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The kids found gypsum in the ground.
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There was an old cemetery at the top of the hill.
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Near the end of the trail, which was a loop, there was a beautiful jungle of wisteria.  I'd love to see it in bloom.
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There are several trails of varying difficulty in the area, and it is located next to Ijams Nature Center.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Indian Boundary

We came home from our vacation, slept in our own beds one night, and then hopped back in the bus for a camping trip!  The weather had turned warm and was just too good to pass up!
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The fall colors have been just glorious this year!
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Zahana reeled in a big catfish for supper!
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This was Elowen's first camping trip, and she did wonderful.
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I found this indigo milk cap broken off and laying in the leaves.  Blue mushrooms are exciting!
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