Paddle or wade

(Click any image to enlarge) Last Friday I wrote about Bob, the Chinese Swan Goose. Although he’s gone, there is always plenty of wildlife in and around the ponds of this North Texas neighborhood. They are generally shy of anyone getting too close, and yet it’s very easy to observe the local ducks, geese, and larger wading birds. I shot […]

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Cache Creek trail

When I visited Anderson Marsh State Historic Park (links to PDF) on a Wednesday afternoon last week, I pretty much had the place all to myself, at least when it came to humans. Even though the temperature was pretty warm, I couldn’t resist checking out at least one of the many hiking trails; so I chose the trail that led […]

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Turtle Pond

I discovered this small pond at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens. We were visiting on a warm day and only had an hour to look around, but it’s a great spot to enjoy a bit of nature and see plants and trees from around the world. I recommend it if you’re in the area, and I hope to get back […]

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Turtle pond

The name of this lovely spot on Rattlesnake Bar is actually Avery’s Pond, and I’ve shared some photos of it before (from a previous hike in 2016). But on a nice warm spring day, you’re bound to spot plenty of large turtles sunning themselves on logs here — that is, unless the turtles see you first! These particular turtles are […]

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