Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A nature walk at Huntsville State Park

 Huntsville State Park is a 2,083.2-acre recreational area, six miles southwest of Huntsville, in Walker County

This heavily wooded park adjoins the Sam Houston National Forest and encloses the 210-acre Lake Raven. The park offers camping, hiking, biking, boating , guided horseback trail rides, fishing, swimming in an unsupervised swimming area, canoe and paddle boat rentals, and nature study.

The Nature Center features live animals, a fish tank, bird nests and other collections, as well as information on a wide variety of topics. Programs and special events are planned on a regular basis.

Fui com a minha familia visitar uma area natural  quase 1 hora da minha casa,  um parque estadual , muito bonito. Essa area e predominada por arvore de pinha. Com lagos e muitos animais selvagens. Pica- pau, esquilos, jacare, cobras... Tirei algumas fotos.

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 We enjoy walking  and taking nature pictures ,unfortunately the nature center was close when we visited.

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   The park is located in the southern pine belt, so the predominant trees in the park are pines( loblolly pine) the trees are majestic and add so much beauty to the park. But among the pines there are sweergum, sassafras, red maple, oaks and dogwood.

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                                                        Pileated Woodpecker

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                                     Purple Beautyberries (Callicarpa Americana)

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                                                  A unknown berry to me

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                                 A bracket fungus, common form of Polyporus found on dead wood.

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                                                                   Fall webworm

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                                                                 Gulf Fritillary

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                                          Caterpillar unkown to me.


    This park is peaceful  retreat, I hope to visit often. Just in case you are curious, here is the park web page.

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