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Eagle Nature Trail at Central Texas College
I will admit that the main draw for me to go to this trail was that it was only a 10-minute drive from the house. That being said, once I got there I was pleasantly surprised. I'd say that probably close to half of this 3 Mile trail is nicely shaded, walking through trees.
I wasn't necessarily out here looking for wildlife per se, but I did see a pretty good variety of birds, insects, and even the turtle right on the path. I took the majority of these pictures with my Pixel 6 phone, but I also had my Canon 80d with 70-200 F4l lens, which I used for a few of these wildlife shots.
One thing I've noticed about a lot of these trails is they have signs warning of snakes. But then I rarely if ever see snakes; it's quite disappointing.
In addition to the fauna that was also some nice flora; which was fun to photograph in the good early morning light.
This trail is actually part of the college campus, and I believe it is maintained by them. I think they did a really good job, as it was clean and easy to navigate.
I also appreciated how at certain points along the trail they had little signs telling you what you were looking at.
This open part of the trail ran parallel to the campus, and it actually look like you could pick up part of the trail right from the back of the campus housing.
I would like to come back and visit here again after it rained when there might be some water flowing through the little creek. But despite how dry it was, I was surprised with how relatively green a lot of the trees were.
I thought about stopping for a rest, but this picnic table was already occupied by some branches.
So I just made my way back to the parking lot.
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