The Colony Nature Trail

At this morning the temperatures were in the low 40s with lots of sunshine. It was very inviting for a hike at the lake. I decided to park the car at the Shoreline parking lot and walk into Stewart Creek Park. I encountered an egret strutting across the walkway. There was a small body of water, which the egret was very interested in. After passing the egret and greeting some hikers, a flock of cormorants flew over the peninsula, to find a better fishing spot.

Meanwhile, I looked at the lake and decided to walk over to the Nature Trail. It’s a hidden gem on Steward Peninsula, nestled between a residential area and a golf course. On this trail, I photographed a great horned owl and baby bobcats before. It is a nice place to do some bird watching. I always enjoy, when I hear the blue jays and the chickadees. Here and there, a little fox squirrel climbs up and down the trees. And the “knock-knock-knock” of the woodpeckers sound so relaxing. … until a dog barks to greet me, and I realize I’m in the middle of a town. 😉

This time I saw some beautiful songbirds at the trail, again. But I also found something in a tree, I haven’t seen for a while: a honey comb. It looked abandoned. But sure enough, it made my mouth watery, looking at all that beautiful wild honey. Hmm, yummy! I’m also glad to see, we still have honey bees. ❤

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