Route: Pumphouse Canal to log jam at RR Track Crossing and back, then up Chickasaw Creek and back.
Weather: Sunny, 70s, very little wind.
|1) Sunrise on the Pumphouse Canal.|
|2) Remains of a fire. Never have been able to find out what this burnt out facility was at one time.|
|3) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.|
|4) Neck muscles contort as this large heron flies off.|
|5) Waters in the Pumphouse Canal were moving unusually fast at about 2 mph due to recent heavy rains.|
|6) Natural waters from the Black Creek and swamp area north of the Pumphouse Canal were mixing with the turbid waters of Chickasaw Creek.|
|7) Yellow crowned night herons were plentiful along the Pumphouse canal.|
|8) Yellow crowned night herons were plentiful along the Pumphouse canal.|
|9) Mountain Laurel was in bloom along the banks of Chickasaw Creek near Chickasabogue Park.|
|10) Shrubs (yaupons) with small white flowers were in bloom.|
|11) This snake was moving fast across the water.|
|12) Masses of small grasshoppers were along the banks.|