Thursday, February 9th, 2023 Alive 18,916 days
I went to a new place to find a slice of nature: The Trinity River Waterbird Rookery
Itʼs right off of Interstate 10 near Wallisville, Texas, which is both a blessing and a curse.
Itʼs great because the entrance is adjacent to a bridge over the Trinity River, so most people donʼt see it and itʼs inconvenient to get to, so hardly anyone ever goes there. The bad part is that the wildlife viewing platform is so close to the freeway that you canʼt hear whatever birds might be busy rooking up in the preserve.
Itʼs not formally a nature preserve, itʼs a flood control project, which is why it was built by the army. But when I was there, the foliage was recovering nicely from the Christmas cold blast, and there was a big fat painted turtle in the shallows looking at me with an angry face like some kind of swamp bouncer.