Dighton Rock State Park (read more here)

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”  

From The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Dighton Rock State Park.  The kids seemed to be bored at this park. Not much to see they say. They didn’t seem interested in going back.  A dog owner with his dog unleashed didn’t make the adventure any less painfull as one of my granddaughters is frightened by dogs. (dog owners, please follow the rules on leashed pets, so we can all enjoy the park).  So, after some noisily exhaled sighs, and the promise of Simcock Farms ice cream, they relented and off we went. This time, we were going to look at the park different, as any young aspiring scientist might do, determined not to return until we took in what Nature had to offer us. Below image,  the tapestry of grass, trees and sunlight becomes quite beautiful indeed.  The eastern milk snake, belowhas brownish colors that help it to hide under dry leaves. (They pretend to be what they are not. Some snakes, butterflies and moths use this type of camouflage.)  Later that evening I thought it be advised to educate the girls on distinguishing venomous from non-venomous snakes. As you can see, the milk snake may resemble the copper head snake or other venomous snakes. We want to be snake safe. They understand not to panic if they come across a snake.  The young explorers will appreciate each animal for their role within the environment,  so educate your child about the risks associated with that animal. At the same time you can have fun doing it too!

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