Beautiful paths and gorgeous weather.
First up, donkeys and goats.
While cooing over the farm animals we heard rather loud squeals and hurriedly walked up the path a bit to find real boars! Without an enclosure! The rangers feed the boars twice daily, and we happened to be there at one of the feeding times. There seemed to be some tensions between the pigs, so at all times we city slickers remained close to an enclosed area to which we could retreat. You know, just in case.
We are a little late in the season to see the striped piglets, but we were totally charmed with this little guy. Except for the eau du piglet aroma.
We walked to the base of the Ruine Johannstein, not an impressive feat given what we are capable of, and then took a different route back to the Visitors Center.
At one point Anna Grace grabbed my arm and said, “Look!” About 5 meters away, we were being spied upon.
And nearby was this little piggy, heading into the cool forests for a nap perhaps.
To end our preserve outing, several deer sauntered by, but darted away too quickly for good photos. No matter, we city gals had all the nature fun we could manage for one day.