Sunday, July 15, 2012

State of the Bastrop State Park

Our recent visits to the Bastrop State Park have brought hope and smiles to our faces.  The area around the little lake and cabins is still magnificent.  The lake is more full than it has been in at least two years.  The cabins have been renovated and are being occupied.


Birds are evident.  This Little Green Heron was spotted feeding on the northern edge of the lake.



The trails are being reworked as well.  A walk in the park still is a worthwhile activity.  True enough, many areas look quite different.  Yet, it will be exciting to see how the trails change character over the next few years as new growth occurs.  One notes the Bracken Fern have recovered nicely.  Beauty Berry plants with their purple berries are more than just abundant.

And calling in the trees are many forest related birds.  Even the iconic resident, the Pileated Woodpecker, is present.  In fact, this author spotted five individuals on his walk.


It still will be a long road to complete recovery, but there is abundant evidence for hope.

4 Comments:

At July 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM , Blogger Emily Smallwood said...

Love this! Can't wait to go take a walk in the woods at the state park.

 
At July 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous Anti Money Laundering said...

Seems an interesting place to visit and take pictures with friends. The place looks so peaceful...

 
At August 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM , Anonymous Strategy Consulting said...

Wow! This place is maybe a great place. I also want to get in here and witness the beauty of nature around.

 
At August 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Roy C. Smallwood 3rd. said...

Bastrop State Park is indeed a treasure and the entire park and its attendant wildlife can continue to recover with our support.

 

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