Today we went on a hike around Harris Lake on the Peninsula Trail. The weather was beautiful for a hike and picnic and it felt great to be outdoors. We hiked about 2 miles through a beautiful mixed oak/hickory forest and a even the endangered long leaf pines. We saw plenty of wildlife along the way. The wildlife we saw today are some of the same critters that are in the books that Mom and Dad read to me. We saw ducks, toads, dragonflies, turtles and even a 5 foot red-bellied water snake. It was great to see them in their natural habitat.
Family photo lake side.
This is the yellow-bellied slider that we saw crawling out of a pond.