Last week I introduced the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, complete with photos of the surrounding plants and wildlife. This week, I’d like to share a few more photos, taken just last month on a very humid July morning.
With the overcast sky, temperature hovering just above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and 60% humidity, the preserve had a very sub-tropical ambiance.
The ducks in the pond near the entrance of the preserve were up and about.
As I began my hike into the preserve, I noticed a few signs around the preserve that contained random facts about the universe in general. Here is one such sign about Jupiter.
I suppose these help entertain those of us here for a morning walk.
As I moved further into the preserve, I came across a neat little babbling brook, which I had somehow missed on previous visits.
At another pond was a completely different flock of birds than the ones found at the entrance.
I also came across a dragonfly and a hummingbird.
The egrets and herons were also in abundance during this visit.
Thankfully, I didn’t see any snakes on this visit. I did however catch more than just a glimpse of the numerous jackrabbits running around the preserve.
This was definitely a great way to wake up and start my morning.