Olympia Men's Project

Monday, April 11, 2005

Nature stroll a success!

A big wonderful hug (and a kiss if you want it) to everyone who came to the nature stroll at McClane Creek last sunday. Shame on everyone else. No, just kidding. No shame on anybody.

Anyway, we had a great time mincing around the forest and talking about nature and stuff, you know. John and Joseph bought lunch and we had a fabulous picnic by the stream. I gave everyone a lesson in plant sexual anatomy, not quite as exciting as some other organisms' anatomy but still hot in a strange, botanical sort of way, and much more socially acceptable. Know what I mean? Oh, nevermind!

We saw:
  • Trilliums
  • Wood ducks
  • Licorice fern (tasty!)
  • Bleeding hearts (tragic!)
  • Violets
  • Skunk cabbage (stinky!)
  • Decomposing salmon skeletons (icky!)
  • Big tree stumps
  • Salmonberry
  • Bedstraw (sticky!)
  • A beaver pond and dam
  • Willows
  • Bear tracks
  • Joseph the bridge troll (silly!)
  • And lots more!
It was fabulous. Next time, perhaps we shall head to the prairies to see all the wildflowers blooming on the mysterious Mima mounds and get serenaded by the sounds of gunshots from the rifle range next door. How romantic.

Until next time, OMPonauts.


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