Barton Creek Greenbelt News

I took a walk in the Barton Creek Greenbelt a couple of days ago and came across this nest at eye level right at the edge of the trail. As I approached the occupant flew up into the tree and started yelling at me. I pulled down the branch to look and saw an egg, so I took a picture from above.

Bird's nest on Barton Creek Greenbelt

Bird’s nest on Barton Creek Greenbelt

Bird's nest on Barton Creek Greenbelt

Bird’s nest on Barton Creek Greenbelt

It wasn’t until I got home and took a look at the photo that I realized that there were newly hatched babies in the nest as well. I hope they survive, but I’m afraid that the location will be a problem as there’s a lot of traffic along the trial. I’ll check next time I’m on that trail and post an update on how the family is doing.

Barton Creek Greenbelt wildflower

Barton Creek Greenbelt wildflower

I also saw quite a few of a flower that I’m not familiar with. Maybe someone can help identify it. Here’s a picture.

The lack of rain this spring is really disappointing. I was hoping for relief from the front that came through last night, but so far nothing. Let’s hope that we get some relief before summer starts in earnest.

 

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2 Responses to Barton Creek Greenbelt News

  1. Taylor says:

    Did you happen to notice the water level if its full or not? I was hoping to hike and swim today just hoping if you have an update on that?

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