Apr 13, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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We had such a lovely hike on Saturday, lets do another--again, it is a perserve, so the number is limited--Hikes are approximately 4 miles long, last 2 1/2 hours and are free.
Meet at the parking lot off 2222 and Creek Mountain Road--this one starts promptly at 9am-if there is a big interest, I will then call the place and see if we can bring in a larger group--they only have hikes once a month--so, set your alarm clock--lets pack our lunch and eat after the hike--should be gorgeous weather--
Something about the place
Plants and animals go together, and at Bright Leaf the endangered Golden Cheeked Warbler shows us how plants and animals are interdependent. Visitors learn that the warbler needs a certain habitat and uses bark from particular trees to build its nest. Springtime visitors get to listen for the call of the warbler as they hike the trails. The place of other animals in nature can be eye-opening when we consider other creatures such as coyotes, rattlesnakes, and vultures. These are not 'pests', but part of the ecosystem of Bright Leaf and they have their place. Visitors are welcome to try and see or hear the many species of birds that live year round at Bright Leaf or only pass through on their annual migrations. Some animals such as Great Horned Owls, Blotched Water Snakes, Jackrabbits, and many others who would have a difficult time living in a manicured suburbia, find a home in Bright Leaf--
Hope to see you there