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If you visit Fredericksburg and you just have a short time for your “nature fix”, Live Oak Nature Trail is just the ticket.  A short trail that features a bird watching area with feeders and a blind, a Buttefly Garden, an informative geological display of rocks from this area, and a beautiful trail along Live Oak Creek which at this time offers a gorgeous display of Bluebonnets.  Here are some of the sights as photographed on March 20th.  Hurry because the Bluebonnets are not a permanent display.

The Park entrance is a short drive south of town on Highway 16.    Image

 ImageParking for the Nature Trail is on the left just after you pass the park entry gate.  Trail guides are available at the park office across the street. 

You will see a red granite trail leading two directions.  The upper portion Imageof the trail is handicapped friendly.  I suggest you proceed to your left on the trail.  A park bench will give you a distant view of the area that the trail covers.  Sit a moment and look it over.  A dam on Live Oak Creek is visible in the distance.

The trail shortly give you first glimpse of Bluebonnets. ImageImage

Soon you will pass a geological display featuring the major rocks of this



The BuImagetterfly Garden soon comes in view.  The blooms in this garden are not yet evident but the bench invites you to return in a few short weeks.


The bird watching area is next. It features a blind for serious observation Imagewith a feeding area that attracts a large variety of birds.  Charts are displayed to assist you. 



The trail enters the Cedars and leads to a bluff above Live Oak Creek.Image

At this time this bluff area has a beautiful display of bluebonnets.  The red rock terrain makes the sight more spectacular.  Here is a sample.


 As we move on the trail along the bluff more bluebonnets appear.  It is interesting the way

 they seem to like to grow among the  rocks.  ImageImageImage

 If we let our eyes leave the bluebonnets and look behind us, we have views of Liveoak Creek below and of the bridge which will lead us to the rest of the trail.  Image





One final glimpse of yellow and blue and then up the trail thru the Cedars and behold, our car is in view.



And the best part is that you are just a short drive from Main Stret and all it has to offer.  If you have any questions or want any other suggestions for a fun afternoon, just call your Century 21 Sunset, Realtors Agent. We are ready to help you.


March 27, 2012 - Posted by | Fredericksburg TX

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