We picked an overcast day just after sunrise to go see how wet the trails were at Brooker Creek Headwaters Preserve this September morning. We have been having a lot of rain since TS Debby came through and cabin fever was getting to us all. So I grabbed two of my volunteers and we went for a muddy slosh through the preserve.
There were many frogs out and lots of flowers blooming! It was nice to see the pitcher plants showing fall colors. we saw flowers in pink, purple, white, and yellow. Even the Pink Sundew were showing their beautiful pinks and greens. The grasses were high on the back trails where the mowers could not get to for all the water. When they say trails are seasonally wet here, they are correct! There was a lot of animal sign and scat to be seen, as I am sure many day hikers avoided these trails when they were so wet.
We found a buzzard skeleton along the trail, blooming Pine Lily, and even took time to find a geocache. Monty enjoyed watching his gps continue to reroute us 🙂 The birds were plentiful and the spiders seemed to be all along the trail. Perfect time for them. There were some mosquito but they did not bother us unless we stopped for more than a minute or two. Monty wanted to get a group pic so here we are about 1/2 way through the hike.
On our way out we kept having a helicopter flying low over us – probably trying to figure out if we were lost , crazy or drug dealers…. after about 6 times they decided to leave us alone (we did contemplate “mooning” them at one point). It was great to get back to the parking lot and get into dry shoes! When the water is deeper than your waterproof boots they do you no good. Below is a photo of the trails there, our trip consisted of the dotted lines. If you wish to see additional photos from out hike please visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151423087251982.581978.123289366981&type=3
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