There was a brief moment when the rain paused long enough for my friend Tore and I to visit Oak Point Park. This park makes my list of top city parks because there’s always fun wildlife to observe with very little effort.
Want to see live fish on a sidewalk? Go to the park after a heavy rain.
Watch the video to see what I mean. (With apologies for not holding the phone horizontally. I got caught up in the moment and forgot to rotate the phone). Once you click on the video the orientation improves.
Think the fish on the sidewalk was a fluke? Here’s another video.
We also witnessed fish in this field.
A trip to this park is not complete without crayfish. I am convinced they are the gladiators of the park. They stand ready for a battle, as if saying: “are you not entertained?” Yes, I am. Thank you for the show.
I didn’t realize how blue the crayfish was until after I took the photo. No photo editing / filters / etc. Just naturally, beautifully blue!
Here’s an earthworm on a sidewalk.
Our winged friends were also affected. It was so wet wasps were looking for dry land. Or in this case, a hat.
I don’t know what this creature is and I may not want the answer. I want to believe it’s a spider, right? Not a tick with very long legs?
This photo gives you an idea of the chaos that must have happened during the heavy rainfall.
Below you see a rail. To the left of the rail is a sidewalk.
Debris on a park bench.
There were many casualties – we spotted dead fish on the sidewalk, which I won’t share. There was also a very large rat that didn’t make it. It was the first creature I spotted at the park. I screamed then grabbed my camera. Fortunately for you, I won’t show the gruesome, yet fascinating photo!
And with that, I wrap up with, go out and look for an adventure!
All photos taken with iPhone
September 22, 2018