South Shore Playground parking area to Armadillo Figure Eight

Saw this bird jump into a tree and took a few snaps to see what it was. I didn't notice the wasp until I was processing the shot but as you can see, the mockingbird did notice and was watching it closely.
User: MikeHikes - 8/27/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 11.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


Out     Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo       5.5 miles

Return Armadillo (West) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area   5.6 miles

Temps at 85 to start and 103 at finish, sunny with fairly constant winds.

The dry weather has impacted the vegetation quite a bit - lots of dead or dormant weeds and grasses.  The park personnel have run mowers over some of the trails but there are still sections where the weeds are over six feet high; namely the northern portion of Tasajilla Flats as well as a few portions of the Nature Loop.  Always have to be cautious about stepping on snakes or the park's smaller inhabitants like horned toads.

Saw more field rats today which is becoming the norm - don't like it but what can you do?

Not much trash to pick up and it felt very nice walking along the trails so this was a good hike!


Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett park.  If you follow my route exactly, you will visit Burkett park going out and coming back.  HYDRATE!!!!

Log Photos
Molting Mockingbird eyeing a Wasp
Area around San Angelo State Park
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