On the rock bank across was this wasp nest. I suppose it is a mud dauber nest. Ours are always orange from the iron in our soil.
The mint parfait effect from the stone layers and the ferns was interesting.
This paddling bear caught our attention at the little outfitter/canoe rental business. The bear seemed to be bigger than the business.
Here are more samplings of the scenery.
The milkweeds were abundant....
As were the chicory flowers.
We stopped into the visitor's center at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and found it about to close for the day, but the people were very friendly and very helpful.