Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Fall colors in Brown County, IN
Our last day in the Nashville, IN area was spent at Brown County Sate Park. This park was at one time the third most visited park, including the national parks, in the USA according to our ranger guide. It contains around 16,000 acres and much of it was former farm land that was purchased by the state after the land was depleted by 1800’s farming techniques and the farmers went broke.
We started our visit at the nature center and then a brisk hike on a wooded hilly trail. The fall colors were beginning to come in but will not be at their peak for a few more weeks. We enjoyed walking and hiking to take in these early fall changes.
We noted that there would be a ranger guided nature walk and we reported at the designated time to find a young lady ready to show us around. She was very enthusiastic and as it turned quite knowledgeable as well. We found out that she was awarded the naturalist of the year for the state of Indiana. If I could only remember all that she passed on, I would know a lot about trees and plants.
It was a nice conclusion to our stay, and we head south to Kentucky tomorrow.