Saturday, June 19, 2010

Prophetstown State Park

Our camping club chose Prophetstown as the site of the June excursion. This park is the newest of Indiana's State Parks. It is located north of West Lafayette at the confluence of the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers. The goal is to restore a major portion of the park to the original tall grass type prairie that existed in western Indiana and much of Illinois before the incursion of agriculturally minded settlers. The effort is extending so far as the removal of species (trees, shrubs, flowers) that are not native to such a prairie and replacing them with the "correct" species.

My new socks.

Following several days of camping experiences and good fellowship at the park, a group of twenty of us went to Wolf Park near Battleground, Indiana. The maintenance, breeding and study of North American wild canid behaviors is carried on at this facility founded by Dr. Erich Klinghammer about forty years ago. The walk through the park and observing some of the creatures was an interesting way to spend a portion of our afternoon.

Monday sunset,
9:05 p.m. EDT.


Vee said...

Great pictures!

vanilla said...

Thanks, Vee. It was a fun, though hot, week.

JennyMac said...

Beautiful pictures and a reflection of a great trip!

vanilla said...

Thank you, JennyMac. A fine trip indeed.

Lin said...

Oh, that looks lovely!! Camping in Indiana is wonderful. We like southern Indiana in particular--the Madison area.

vanilla said...

Lin, have you done Clifty Falls or Versailles State Parks? We really do enjoy Indiana!