Daily Archives: May 17, 2014
We have driven past the swamp walk many times and kept telling ourselves, someday we’d visit it. It is a short walk and has been there for 5 years now, but I guess because it is so close to home, we just keep putting it off. So, today was the day. It’s a little pocket that is not buildable and the freeway runs the other side of it.
We found these interesting flowers growing on a tree at the entrance.
This is the entrance and behind me are some inexpensive homes. They probably don’t have a lot of visitors and this is a terrific view for them. This is the bird watching tower, though the birds were not cooperative and we didn’t see any.
It really has been left in its natural state except for the boardwalk and a few trees they have planted. We saw no wild inhabitants of any kind, but did hear a few birds. I think one was a red winged blackbird who was complaining because we may have been close to her nest
The grasses and trees are lush.
Here is the field of invasive buttercups, but according to the sign, the cattails are winning the battle, which the sign said was very good.