In August we camped with out children and grandchildren (some of them) at Turkey Run State Park in central Indiana. It is a place we had never been before, though some of the others had been there, and we thoroghly enjoyed our time together and the beautiful scenery of the park.
The main feature of the park is an area of sandstone ravines that can be explored by hiking various trails. It was hard to get good pictures, both because of the deep shadows in the ravines, and because the pictures do not really show how beautiful this area is.
We did a lot of hiking, but also went swimming and tubing in Sand Creek which runs through the park. Even the smaller grandchildren were able to go since the water is not very deep anywhere along the creek. Though I used a lot of sunscreen my legs were badly sunburned since it was sunny and warm that day.
The wildflowers were mostly finished but we did see a few as well as a lot of other small nature, including millipedes and the strange caterpillar shown in the pictures below. I did not have time or opportunity to identify what we saw and have left them unidentified here, even those whose names I knew.
The area is also home to many old covered bridges - it has more than any other part of the country - and there are several of them in the park itself. We were more interested in hiking and enjoying family, but did manage to get to one of the bridges.