Sunday morning was spent dune hopping at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We arrived pretty early to see everything in the early morning sun. As we walked from dune to dune and explored areas we've never seen, we also found areas that have probably been forgotten for decades, as there were no signs of humans at all. There were no footprints or trails to these places, and we had to do some serious climbing and bushwhacking, but it was well worth the effort to see these progressive dunes and woods that nobody normally explores.
As we walked through the clumps of Marram Grass, we noticed the grass was slightly wet. Upon close inspection, almost every 18 inch blade of grass had a drop on it. These drops help provide water for the tiny creatures that live on these dry sand dunes. Footprints of tiny creatures were everywhere in the sand.