At the 1-Mile-Marker of The Colony Shoreline Trail is a pond, where ducks and turtles share the space for relaxing in the sun. It is also a good food source for the ducks, since the pond is not too deep. They can stretch their necks to get some of those kelp-like roots from the pond bottom. And for the turtles it is deep enough for a swim.
The Mallard couple was relaxing in the sun.
The slider turtles come in all shapes and sizes.
This is the continuation of yesterday’s blog. Today, I’ll post photos of a mammal, birds and fishes from that nice day in October 2016.
Baird’s sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Some fish are in those little streams and side pools.
Great Blue Heron at Lewisville Lake
Ha! This little fella was munching away, while I walked next to it about two feet away.
Last week, The Colony Shoreline Trail got closed due to the flood waters of Lewisville Lake. So, it will take a while until I can hike the shores of the lake again. But a couple of years ago, I hiked the trail on a beautiful late October day. In Autumn, a lot of butterflies migrate south to Mexico and Central America. Many come from the northern states of the US and from Canada. In Texas our Prairie still provides plenty of flowers, and therefore the migrating insects and birds can get their fill before they will go on their long trip across the Gulf of Mexico. Here are photos of some beautiful flutter wings:
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Lewisville Lake Habitat
Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Skipper on bindweed vine
Marina 121 seen from The Colony Shoreline Trail
A Great Blue Heron takes a break from fishing in Lewisville Lake.
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
Texas Fox Squirrel
Hiking the first mile from the North Colony Blvd. entrance at The Colony Shoreline Trail, I was very lucky with viewing some wildlife on that September morning back in 2013.
Another beautiful view of the stunning sunset in August 2014
Storm clouds started to come in, when the sun began to set on this beautiful August evening.
One of my favorite photos I’ve captured by the Restaurant Trail at The Colony Shoreline Trail back in 2014. I love the silhouettes of the thistles, branches and leaves in this photo.
Beautiful Sunset at The Colony Shoreline Trail (2014)
One of the most relaxing moments I enjoy is the sunsets at our local lake. These photos were captured in August 2013. In the meantime, I captured many more sunsets (after I learned, how to use the manual settings on my camera 😉 ).
Sunset at The Colony Shoreline Trail 2013 (III)
Sunset at The Colony Shoreline Trail 2013 (I)
Sunset at The Colony Shoreline Trail 2013 (II)
Sunset at The Colony Shoreline Trail 2013 (IV)
Sunset at The Colony Shoreline Trail 2013 (V)