Two days ago I was out on a caching run, attempting to find 4 caches in a series, but not a lot of luck. This was a 4 stage mystery cache, I found two of them, but couldn’t find the third, and thus couldn’t find the 4th. This was one of gvt1985’s Alphabet series. The day was dry and sunny so I had my camera with me so I had plenty opportunities to get some quick shots. Nearing the first cache I ran into an area that was filled with Jack-In-The-Pulpit plants. I’d onlyu seen one other of these little wild-flowers once before, so I was really thrilled to find so many in one place.
I found the first cache without too much effort, then after another quarter mile I found the second cache, again without too much effort, but I approached from the wrong side, and had to backtrack and circumnavigate half way around a small forest. Then heading for the third, which I did not find (yet) I didn’t have my camera ready and missed what probably could have been a great picture. This is where I interrupted a lunch. I was approaching a small lake, more like a vernal pond (seasonal) when I saw three ducks running away off to the left and a redish-brown streak running off to the right. My best guess is that I interrupted a Red Fox trying to get to the ducks, or more probably their eggs. Nature being what it is, the fox probably returned later.