San Angelo State Park Photos

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Busy Bee
This bee really enjoyed being inside the flower as evidenced by the pollen clinging to his body. (Photo by MikeHikes)
1st Cactus Flower of the 2022 Season!
Near 5 Points Junction, I saw this flower which already had a few insects crawling inside. Hopefully, the rains will come and allow more to grow. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Looking for a Mate
The weather is warmer and Spring is here. This cactus wren was singing loud and long, hoping to attract a mate. (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Busy Bee
Flowering bushes are now evident and the bees are buzzing - a sure sign of Spring! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Water in the River
Although not a flowing river, there are large areas that have water. When the rains come, this river will flow - sometimes it will overflow the banks! (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Lone Javalina
Spotted near Burkett Park. Not too concerned about seeing us as he wandered by. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Agarota Bloom
One of the first agarita bushes with a bloom at the North Shore. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Sunrise at the Dam
Sun rising above the dam at the San Angelo State Park. (Photo by MikeHikes)
First Wren of the year spotted
First Wren I've spotted in 2022. He was hopping along from bush to tree and back to bush near the Playground parking area. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Heading North
A sunrise flight of migrating birds heading North. (Photo by MikeHikes)
The Solitary Tree
Located on Tasajilla Flats, it just sits there and watches the days go by. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Feral Hog on the Trail
Ran into this guy as he was grubbing along the prickly pear. I made some noise, he saw me and departed. This is the second feral hog I've seen this close at the North Shore - not a good thing. (Photo by MikeHikes)
BIG BIRDS!
A flight of three C-130's flew over as I was finishing my hike. Most interesting thing to photograph today! (Photo by MikeHikes)
The Phoenix Rises From The Ashes
Like the legendary Phoenix, the park is rising from the ashes of the the December 2021 prescribed fires as evidenced by this photo taken on January 19, 2022. I hope the animals and birds return as well. (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Lonely Meadowlark
The only Meadowlark spotted today. Not much else went on. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Just A Sparrow
Didn't see a lot of birds but this Sparrow jumped in the tree and waited for me to take his picture. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Ready for Action
The Kestrel was ready for the Mocker to attack but the Mocker took advantage of the situation and flew in the opposite direction. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Sow and six piglets
I've spotted feral hogs at a distance - today I saw a solitary boar on the trail relatively close and then about a mile further down the trail, I spotted a sow with six piglets. Cute but destructive. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Many parts of the trails were burned.
Major portions of the trails were burned during the prescribed burns two weeks ago. Hope the grasses grow back! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Not Many birds but a few White Crowned Sparrows
Most of the birds were out of sight but this one posed briefly before flying away to join his compadres. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Fall Colors
The colors of Fall at the San Angelo State Park - yellow Mesquite leaves. There are other trees but this is the predominant one in the park at the South Shore. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Yellow Garden Spider
Spotted it in the middle of it's circular web. No dew drops to show the web but here is the spider! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Mist in the Valley
One of the trailheads for the Nature Trail. The mist was in the valleys and the lake. Looked nice but it quickly dissipated when the sun rose. (Photo by MikeHikes)
First Meadowlark of the Season
First Meadowlark of the season spotted on Dinosaur Trail. They are Winter visitors and a sign that the seasons are changing! (Photo by MikeHikes)
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