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Watch Where You Step!
The "second of the year" Horned Toad I saw; he was just off Tasajilla Flats at the beginning of the hike. He didn't move fast so always watch where you step. (Photo by MikeHikes)
First Horned Toad for 2019
An active little guy who scampered off the trail but kindly paused long enough for me to get a photo. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Where's The Trail?!?
Most of Tasajilla Flats Trail is overgrown due to the recent rains. Caution is advised where you place your feet! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Lemon Mint and  a Butterfly
Don't know what kind of butterfly this is but it made for a nice picture! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Cottontail Rabbit
Commonly seen in the past, rarely seen in the present - the Cottontail Rabbit. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Mist on the Reservoir
Rain from the day before and a cold front this morning, helped produce mist above the Reservoir. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Buddies on the Branch
The Scissortail seemed content to listen to the male Pyrrhuloxia sing for a mate. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Doing the Strut
These Toms were strutting their stuff but I saw no hens - I guess they were just practicing their moves. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Always Look Around
I've been informed bees do this when they move to a new hive. These were seen on a mesquite tree a few feet from the trail I hiked on. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Watch Where You Throw Your Trash!
Found these three juvenile raccoons, huddled together and very scared, in an empty park dumpster. Put a big branch in and went on my hike since I couldn't coax them out. When I finished my hike, I was happy to discover they had vacated. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Resting Pair
I wouldn't be surprised if a nest appears in this tree sometime in the near future. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Contrails
Interesting scene of airplane contrails and no upper winds. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Scenic Loop View
As can be seen at the North Scenic Loop, there is water in the North Concho River which feeds into the reservoir. Also note the abundance of green algae in the water - not a good thing! (Photo by MikeHikes)
The Yellow Flowers are Making an Appearance
Almost all of the flowers I saw today were yellow. Can't wait to see the cactus in bloom as well! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Nice Day at the Park
It was a very nice day at the park! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Early Bloomer
The only agarita bush in bloom in the whole park -VERY early in my opinion. (Photo by MikeHikes)
First Robin Spotted in a Few Years
There used to be a fairly large colony of Robins who stayed year round near Shady Trail. They all disappeared a few years ago but today, I spotted five Robins; perhaps they'll return and establish a new colony. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Watching Me Watch Him
I can't tell what kind of sparrow this is but he watched me take his picture then he jumped back in the brush and disappeared. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Crested Caracara from a distance
Not the best photo but it is a Crested Caracara. (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Kestrel in Flight
A composite photo of an American Kestrel spotted today. He was flying away from me as I hiked. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Not a lot of Color
Looking North by Northwest from Bell's Cross on top of the Big Hill. As can be seen, there isn't much color this time of year. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Eastern Bluebird  on Winding Snake Trail
Been awhile since I've seen a Bluebird at the park. This was one of two that were chittering in the tree as I approached. I got the picture then they took off. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Not many Fall Colors Yet!
Although it is Fall, the vegetation is still mostly green - of course, there are always a few exceptions. (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Migrating Monarch
A few Monarchs are around but the majority have already migrated; LOTS of other butterflies are still in the park! (Photo by MikeHikes)
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