One of the things I love about MY park is there are all different kinds of habitats within its boundaries - for example - to get to MY beach we have to pass through 3 of them. First is the woods - full of gnarly wind blown trees, lush green palms trees and feathery ferns that sway in the breeze and some amazing types of fungi. The woods are also an excellent place for sniffing as many night time creatures pass though there leaving tantalizing trails of their passing behind them. Occasionally we even get a quick glimpse of squirrel or wild cat but they are very shy and super fast.
After we pass through the woods we come out into the sand dunes which tend to look quite barren after the woods but when we look closely we see little flowers growing low to the ground and beautiful grasses that have amazing seed heads. People often don't realize how important the sand dunes are as they protect the beach from erosion and it not good to walk of them as the plants have a very tenuous hold and can be damaged easily. Finally at the end of the boardwalk we come to Mom's most favorite spot - the beach. We often sit on the sand together listening to the whispers of the world across the water - or so Mom says - personally we just like to wait until a seagull comes close so we can chase it :)