The end of July! It is hard to believe the end of July is here already! I had all these ideas of things I wanted to do and places to go and I haven't gotten to do most of them. Oh well.
Yesterday I visited another local spot that I had never been to before – Flat Creek Nature Area. The wonderful walk is located in the heart of
The walk entrance is located near the entrance for the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. In the parking area you will see a building that has "
Down this trail and along the deck walkway it is dark – even on a sunny day. Most of the time we were out it was overcast. Occasionally the sun would peek out and give us interesting subjects in a spotlight. The foliage looked very healthy and a vibrant green. I took some photos for no other reason than to look up what kind of plant it is in my field guides. We started out early since it was forecast to become very hot. About an hour in we found the humidity increasing quickly.
It was disappointing to see trash scattered in the area, not much, but any is an eyesore. There were some signs marking tree species. We saw very few creatures while on the trail. One type of creature seen was fish in the more creek-like areas. The other creature spotted occasionally, usually too late, were spiders! I started carrying my camera on the monopod above me to break the web first. Walking into one is no fun, believe me!
I cannot wait for fall and a nice day to return to Flat Creek Nature Area. Of course, by fall, the spiders will be larger!