The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Crescent Bend Nature Park, Schertz. TX

We headed out for a new destination today.  I've heard about it but never been there.

As you can see, this is a pretty new park.  It was just dedicated in Oct 2009.  It's out on the edge of Schertz which is partly in Bexar County and part in Guadalupe county.  It is located along Cibolo Creek.

It was warm and not quite sunny but not quite cloudy either.  Look at the field of yellow flowers.  They were everywhere when we set off on our adventure.  It was a case of follow the winding path wherever it leads.

We stopped to measure some trees and look at some rocks along the way.  Some of the trees were just beginning to bloom out.  I think some of the Hackberries will not be coming back this year as they were looking kind of dead.

And then we followed the path some more.  It looks like this may have been laid out for a subdivision at one time but the roads are being removed and the electric lines and poles are just about gone.  So there will be one winding road and some nice gravel paths for walking, running, or biking when it is all done.  The grass is cut back from the walk so bugs were not a problem.

One area has a couple of picnic tables nicely spaced out.  There are garbage cans near each.  Unfortunately, some picnicers left their trash laying around so the adventure scouts set to work cleaning up the area.

There is even water in this part of the river below the picnic tables!  Maybe some day we will bring the kayaks.  Right now it works for skipping some stones.  Further along, we found some people fishing with nets.  I think they were getting minnow for some more heavy duty fishing.

We found some more wild flowers.  These were very tiny but pretty.

Ah, another beautiful spring day!

6 comments:

  1. A lovely park but it seems almost too laid out and pristine???

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    1. I think it is still a work in progress. It is in a flood plain so this is a good use for the land and there are a lot of birds. I didn't get too many pictures right along the river.

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    1. Unfortunately, they were at home but dogs are allowed so they'll get another chance.

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  3. Nice to have a local river walk.

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  4. I used to live in Schertz. And Universal City too. And worked in Converse. ;-)
    I remember Cibolo creek. I'll bet I'd be surprised over the town if I made a trip back there.

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