Tonio had Good Friday off and so we spent the day hiking around a Forest Preserve and checking out the snakes and gators that hang out there. We saw nesting birds, huge bullfrogs,
towering pine trees, swamps that teemed with swimming snakes and colossal insects,
and gators sunning themselves!
The above picture was of a pond that was surrounded by really loud, nesting birds, that seemed so heavy the branches were bowing under the weight of the nests and mamas.