The abundance of wildlife at Brazos Bend State Park attracts nature lovers and photographers...
with serious lenses! I can only imagine the detail that you can get with such a high power zoom...imagine and dream.
I stepped over when this photographer was finished to see what she was shooting.
It was a heron perched in a dead tree. This was the best I could do--lens zoomed all the way out--no crop--more of a scenic shot, than a bird photo.
A very brief drizzle of rain convinced John and I that it was time to head back. We had gone as far as the observation tower, just on the edge of 40 Acre Lake.
Retracing our steps down the Spillway Trail, I once again admired the swamp sunflowers against a backdrop of cattails.
We rejoined Elm Lake Trail where we left off and finished the loop around the lake...
stopping to watch a flock of whistling ducks...
and to photograph the only turtle we saw all day.
The trail ends back at the recreation area in a grove of mature trees thickly draped in Spanish moss.
A dead tree nearby in silhouette against a drab sky gave off a spooky vibe that is entirely appropriate for this Halloween weekend.
Brazos Bend State Park is a great place to get up close and personal with nature. We had a lot of fun and plan to go back soon.
I hope you are able to get out and enjoy a nature walk in your area. I'd love to see your pictures!
An armadillo we saw in the campground on our way out...a strange and weird looking creature...perfectly creepy for Halloween.