Tiny Hippos are always on the lookout for interesting new types of fauna. We love the excitement of the hunt, plants are the most stealthy of all game, so silent. While I was visiting Governor Dodge State Park, in Wisconsin, I discovered some great specimens.
I started my exploration at Stephens Falls Trail
Stephen Falls is a mossy waterfall that is so very peaceful
First off, a relaxing nap with some lovely ferns was in order
I found this unique Walking Fern that was very difficult to track, I had to don some camouflage so as to not startle it
Yet, this tiny fern was not afraid of a wee hippo like me
Hmm… These berries look so good, but mom always told me not to eat mystery berries and I am not sure what these are. Does that mean they are mysterious?
If you look closely, you will find all sorts of tiny mushroom friends in the forest
You must always keep an eye out for wee mushrooms, they are around every turn
While must mushrooms are very shy, this group was just bursting to meet me
Lost Canyon Trail follows a small stream and as all Tiny Hippos know, streams are the best places to find fabulous fauna
Like this Field Horsetail, a silly, ancient plant, that thinks it looks like a field of horse tails
When dealing with streams, one must be prepared to cross them
Easy does it…
Always be careful not to crush the fauna you are seeking
There was no way I would accidentally tread on this big boy
These mushrooms looked like stairs, but remember, no trampling the fungi
Sometimes, the best way to view them is to climb a nearby branch
While on your adventure, don’t forget to look up once and a while, enjoy the view
Small streams always bring me peace
I hope you get a chance to go fauna exploring this fall. I know that I had a wonderful time and I am sure you will too.