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Free--Spring Hike and Picnic

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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Hi everyone,--co-ed

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

Wendy

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  • Sharon S.

    Loved the hike and meeting some new people

    April 13, 2013

  • Regina C.

    Beautiful hike on a gorgeous day!

    April 13, 2013

  • Wendy

    What a gorgeous day, hike, and fabulous fun--

    April 13, 2013

  • Wendy

    From Mopac: Go west on 2222 and go past the light at Mesa. The next street is Creek Mountain Road (before you get to Mt. Bonnell Rd.). Take a left on to Creek Mountain Rd. and go straight until the road curves to the right. Follow the road and on the left will be a green gate to the parking lot. From 360: Go east on 2222, go past Mt. Bonnell Rd and turn right on Creek Mountain Rd. Then, go straight on Creek Mountain until the road curves to the right. Follow the road and on the left will be a green gate to the parking lot.

    April 11, 2013

  • Wendy

    No dogs allowed--per their web page

    April 11, 2013

  • Dana

    A friend needs my help Saturday so won't make it. Enjoy

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Conflicts with driving my kid to work in the morning

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a work sponsored event that day

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I will be in Houston participating in Houston a walk for breast cancer

    March 29, 2013

  • Tonie D

    I was just asked to work on the 13th so I changed my RSVP to no to make room for someone on the waiting list. I have been on this hike before and it is a nice place.

    March 27, 2013

  • Vicky L.

    Would love to go so added myself to the waiting list.
    However, my work schedule has not been posted yet and tentative.

    March 22, 2013

  • Robin

    sounds great but I will be out of town

    February 18, 2013

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