Busy Beavers and Lotus Pods
I think I’m about to wrap up my wildlife adventures of 2 hours at the Amana Lily Lake. Really, besides mountains and the ocean what more could one experience in terms of variety in a 2-hour span? Bald Eagles? Check. Pelicans? Wait. In Iowa? Check. Geese? Check. Turtles? Check. Trumpeter Swan? Check. Ducks? Check. Coots? Check. Snakes? Thank goodness, no. Beavers? Well, as a matter of fact, yes.
Take a look again at the top picture. See all those brown things that look like those brown things your mom had in the dried flower centerpiece on your coffee table for more than half of your life? Those brown things with all the circular compartments? Those things are Lotus pods. Thats where all the lotus lilies come from that take over this lake in the summer months. See how educational this is?
Here’s a few more shots from the day…