You have now come back down into the FLOODPLAIN of Hall Creek. This is the flat area that is often submerged during spring floods. It is an amazingly diverse community - part forest, part meadow, part moving or quiet water – inhabited by Mink (Mustela frenata), Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Also visiting the floodplain are Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), Striped Skunk (Mephitis), and Red Fox (Vulpes). They are all here to feed on the crayfish, frogs, turtles, and at least twelve species of small fish in Hall Creek. If you have the time, find a spot along the creek or in the shadows of nearby trees to sit and carefully observe the world around you. You might encounter a line of busy ants or be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a heron. While you relax, think about this quote from George Washington Carver: "If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.