|Matty writing down a few of his observations in his field journal (south parking lot, Spring Valley Wildlife Area).|
|...nothing is sacred when you have a mom with a camera.|
Journal entry from August 8, 2012 (by Matty Riccetti)
Spring Valley Wildlife Area
"It is an interesting day at Spring Valley marsh. The trees are beginning to blush red and orange in the cool air of the approaching winter, and the birds are finding nests (roosts/places) among the leaves to barricade themselves from the autumn frosts; however, the marsh looks the same. The lily pads still polka dot the surface, and frogs still hop in the water as I draw closer. The marsh refuses to alter its appearance for the coming season; the landscape thus is both picturesque and confusing. Although the marsh still clings to its summer ways, it is still indescribably beautiful the way it picks up the autumn hues from the trees. Seasons change, but the beauty and depth of the marsh does not."
|An eagle's nest on the Little Miami river at Spring Valley!|
|Matty sketching out the eagle's nest (or at least what we think is an eagle's nest) across the river...|