Original intent was to visit Mineola Nature Preserve this early AM but the weather sent me off in another direction...Looking to salvage the weekend, I decided that I should visit the ‘first family’ at ‘Lake Toledo Bend’.
The Sabine National Forest Recreational area is located in close proximity to an older community of Rag Town, Texas. The town, a result of the logging industry in the early 1900s.
New stand of Pine
This area of the Sabine National Forest is home to the endangered ‘red cockaded woodpecker’.
I had been searching for this woodpecker when I met the ‘First Family in 2009.
There are many sites to see on the public roads. These public roads typically are where private property ownership sets them outside of the closed park.
Typical 'drive by' visits sometimes include both members of the 'First Family' for a photo op'.
I was only able to find one of the First Family at home
When asked about the closed park, All I got, was this icy stare
Some of the leaves are turning , whether to the season or the drought.
This toadstool had a family of insects living on the underside.
The nest of the First Family is roughly eight foot across and three foot in depth. Small by most Eagle standards, this one has endured time. This shot was fifty yards in distance, so the picture doesn't do it justice.
One of these days I will do the story on the Terraplane auto