Today when I went to the park where the nesting goose was, I noticed something unusual. There wasn't any noise. There weren't any birds singing. Usually I hear frogs causing a racket in the pond, but I didn't hear a peep out of them. I didn't even see any squirrels sneaking around.
When I got to the back of the park I could see that the goose was still there on her nest. I never can quite see her until I get up close. This was the first time I saw her at all from a distance. I thought she must be sitting patiently watching the world around her, but no.
When I got there she was sound asleep. I looked out on the pond and saw a duck on a log. The duck was also asleep. I guess I must have gotten there right at nap time. All of the animals must be asleep. Wow, it was really quiet out here. The goose did wake up briefly and look at me, but she quickly tucked her bill back into her feathers and went back to sleep.
I guess you never know what you'll find when you're watching nature. I always expected to see animals running around and getting into things. I guess they have to sleep some time. Really, there weren't even any butterflies today. It was kind of strange. The whole place seemed to be sleeping.
It must have been a sleepy day today. I'm sleepy now as I write this just thinking about what happened. Have you ever been out during animal nap time? Has this ever happened to you? Maybe it was just the time of day I decided to go hiking. I'll bet you never thought you'd be reading a nature story about nap time. I don't know, but I think I'm going to go take a nap.