no, not THE SCAVENGER HUNT, but a small scavenger hunt as part of the vermont state parks junior ranger program. i have seen this thing on the venture challenge every year and since i did a short volunteer hitch at little river this season -did i even tell you that? i'm going to havet to tell you about that.
anyway, i thought it would be a good time to earn my junior ranger badge. i will talk to you more about that later (really), but right now i just want to toss up the pics i used for the scavenger hunt.
two different types of leaves
this picture has in it two kinds of ferns, both with pinnate leaves (as ferns are wont to have), but the fern on the left has bipinnate leaves, which means the leaf is twice-cut, or divided pinnately a second time.
three brown things
here we have a symphony of browns: brown leaf, brown board, brown rock, brown mud.
these two sounds underfoot: gravel, and dry leaves.
two pieces of litter
i'm assuming we're supposed to pick this up and dispose of it? i did, but it's not clear in the directions.
if you're at little river state park and you do not choose the dam roller or maybe the dam, you are maybe missing the best part. by the way? the ranger house and the park signage are also brown things.
the color is specifically "bradley brown".
two green things
seriously? this one is like the free square in bingo. we're in a honkin' forest.
anyway. here is some moss and some beech leaves. (this is also another kind of leaf, see item #1.)
the mold on this mushroom is fuzzy. also moist, which is kind of impressive.
the inside of this bird nest is fuzzy, too. i found it on the road near the contact station, so i carried it to the nature center.
two rough things
this birch bark is rough.
so is this lichen-covered rock.