Potato Creek State Park

Forest Path 2

Cove

A variety of natural habitats await the visitor to Potato Creek State Park in northwest Indiana including the 327 acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies, and diverse wetlands. I know there were a ton of birds there but I was with my 95 year old mother so my opportunities for birding were limited (plus I didn’t take my birding lens back there).

I did get 3 lifers relatively easily so I can imagine what a few hours there would yield.

Chickadee

Chickadee 2Black-capped Chickadee

Chipping Sparrow_edited-1

Chipping 2Chipping Sparrow

CrowAmerican Crow

Cowbird 1Brown-headed Cowbird, young

Skiers Trail

Forest Path

Trail Erosion 2

Trail Erosion

It rained 8 inches the day I got to Indiana so there was much flooding in many places. The park suffered damage to some of the trails and the lake was closed.

SwallowtailTiger Swallowtail

Green DflyEastern Pondhawk

No Vehicles

Lush

It was very lush, very humid, and pretty buggy. I’d forgotten that feeling of something cold and slimy flying right into your eye that I used to experience in midwest summers in the woods.

Years ago, I wrote about this same place.

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4 responses to “Potato Creek State Park

  1. Wonderful photos. How fun you got 3 lifers! But my heart still belongs to those trickster crow friends. I really enjoyed heading back and seeing your earlier visit as well.

  2. What a great place for you to visit, and a god time of year to be there too!

  3. What a beautiful place, Candace, and I am so glad that your mom went with you too. I’ll bet it was a wonderful time for her.

  4. I liked thd mix of lush forest trails and wildlife. I was worth taking fewer bird pictures to be with your mother in this setting.

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