San Angelo State Park Photos

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Last Fruit of the Season
It's already the end of August and I'm sure this will be the last fruit the cactus will produce for this season. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Catching Some Rays
This fox was enjoying the morning sun near Roller coaster Trail. I got his photo and when I went a little close, he decided it was time to leave. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Garden Spider
Saw quite a few of these spiders at various places while on today's hike. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Watching from the Bushes
This grey fox ran into the bushes and watched as I tried to get his picture, after about ten seconds, he went deeper in and I lost sight of him. This was the best of the bunch. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Small but Photogenic!
Near the end of the East Potts Creek Trail, this horned toad sat in the middle of the trail. I got the photo and because he was small (about the size of my thumb), I made him get off the trail and scamper to safety in the surrounding brush. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Fox on Potts
Another trail user. He saw me coming, courteously stopped so I could take his photo, then departed in no particular hurry. (Photo by MikeHikes)
To The Death!
The wasp and Black Widow fought and the wasp was the winner - Nature is not always kind. (Photo by MikeHikes)
One Eye (of a) Jack .... Rabbit
No injuries observed! When I readied to get a photo, he saw me and tucked a little deeper into the grass, but was still easy to see. After I snapped the shot, he took off ....... like a Jack Rabbit! (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Good Singer
Lots of songs came from him as he sought a mate. (Photo by MikeHikes)
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)
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)