Hiking In The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve In April 2019


Sunset in the forested area of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas

As I mentioned in the previous blog, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara and I went to the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano yesterday evening. While Kevin was running the trails, the girls and I took pictures of the gorgeous Texas Bluebonnet, and we hiked to the frog pond towards the center of the park. Unfortunately, it is too early for Bull Frog sightings. And the edges of the pond were covered in algae. So we couldn’t see any tadpoles either. But that was okay. We still had a fun walk, which ended with hanging out at the playground for a little bit, while we were waiting for Kevin to be done working out at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

Texas Fox Squirrel

Well, original I wanted to blog about my Autumn Squirrel photo. But now, I’m working on trying to figure out the new layout, while writing and adding the photo on WordPress. I guess, it will take a couple of days, until I’m fluent with the new settings. In the meantime, here is a photo of the cute critter I’ve captured at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas.


Texas Fox Squirrel in Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Hiking In The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve In August

In August, the Prairie seems dry and burned from the hot Summer sun. But looking closer, we still can still see the beauty within it. Drought resistant plants like this weather. And the butterflies and other insects like the flowers provided for them this time of the year.

A Hike In The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (1)

At this morning, I drove to the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano. I hoped to see some Texas Bluebonnets. But when I arrived, not a single bloom was in the meadow. So, I hiked the main trail for a little bit. And I found some blooming trees and other small blossoms in the Riparian Forest area. Later I took a shortcut through the Pond trail. I sat down and watched some ducks at the pond. It’s courting and mating season for them. Some little fish swam in the shallow water right in front of me. After I rested a little bit, I went back to the parking lot. I guess, I have to wait another 2 – 3 weeks for the Bluebonnet to emerge and bloom all over the Texas prairies. But it is so worth waiting. It will look so beautiful seeing a sea of blue all over the meadows, again.

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