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Adventures of a Suburban Kitty: Barr Lake State Park

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Barr Lake State Park

Mom took me someplace new today - Barr Lake State Park. This park has a nature reserve area (that pets aren't allowed in) and a part that has a boating dock. The trail around the lake is over 8 miles, but we just did a couple of miles. It may be fall on the calendar, but it was 90 degrees today and there's very little shade on the trail.

This is one of Mom's favorite parks because it has over 300 kinds of birds. I'm not sure I believe her because we didn't see hardly any birds. But we did see lots of these:
The water in the lake was very low. It's the end of the season and most of it has evaporated. In the spring the water comes practically up to the trail.

 We also saw some things I've never seen before. Mom said the little fuzzy one is called a woolly worm. What a funny name! The big one is called a horse. I have a horse pal on twitter, but I didn't know horses were this big and that a person could ride one.
There's more pictures. You can see them here: Barr Lake State Park. And here's a video. The video is just leaves, but listen real hard. You can hear the cicadas in the trees. It was really loud.

Like I said, it was hot and we didn't find much shade, so we didn't stay very long. Cooler weather is coming and I'm looking forward to longer outings and visiting more new places.

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At September 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Mariodacat said...

You sure do get around do some neat places in dat stroller. The picture with the bridge and the horse is very lovely.

At September 26, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Brian said...

Great adventure, oh that wooly worm says lots of winter coming!

At September 26, 2010 at 5:17 PM , Blogger Kea said...

You certainly get around a lot and have wonderful adventures!

Aren't cicadas loud?! They've done their mating thing now here, and probably have gone back underground. Last month the news mentioned that the cicadas are equivalent to chain saws (we think) in decibel level. We can believe it!

At September 26, 2010 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Sparkle said...

You are so lucky you get to travel around like that! It would have been even better if you could have caught one of those cool grasshoppers - they are delicious and loaded with protein! I too had no idea how big horses were - I thought they were the same size as us kitties until I saw a photo of a cat with a horse - his HEAD was bigger than the cat!

At September 26, 2010 at 5:20 PM , Blogger Pumpkinpuddy said...

@MariodacatThank you. Mom wished she'd brought the good flashy box so we could have gotten better pictures of the few birds that were there. She just had the little one that doesn't take as good pictures.

At September 26, 2010 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Pumpkinpuddy said...

@BrianYou're funny. I didn't hear that woolly worm say anything!

At September 26, 2010 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Pumpkinpuddy said...

@KeaI'd get around more but sometimes I don't let Mom catch me to go in the stroller. I don't know why I do that.

At September 26, 2010 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Pumpkinpuddy said...

@SparkleAre grasshoppers yummy? I couldn't get at any of the bugs I saw. I'm all closed in when I'm in the stroller.

At September 26, 2010 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Oskar said...

It looks like a great outing. You're a lucky kitty to get to go so many cool places!

Nubbin wiggles,

At September 26, 2010 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Holy smokes it do be looking dry there. I has not seened any wolly worms yet. Mebbe we will not has a bad winter this year. I seened lots last year and the winter woz horribull. I has lots of fall pikshures on my bloggie fur your mom from yesterday's hike. We went north in the mountains speshul fur finding fall! And I founded a hitching post and barrel of water fur that horsie you has there.

At September 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that looks like such a fun place to visit! Hopefully the weather will cool off really soon so you can go and stay longer!

At September 27, 2010 at 2:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a kool place! Mom LOVES Wooly Worms!!!

At September 27, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Darling Millie said...

Hi! Mom says Mr FF has never made furniture for a company anywhere. She did say he does complicated stairs and timber framing to earn green papers!

At October 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said... get to go such cool places with bugs and birds and horses! Do you know about Tobey Hawk? He is a strollering friend of ours on Catster. He has some funny strollering vids...check em out

At October 23, 2010 at 12:21 AM , Blogger IHateToast said...

Aw, I'd love to take my cats out for a walk like that. My old cat is blind and still loves going outside to her favourite sun spot (supervised).


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