Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Number 40: Resaca de la Palma State Park

I don't have many pictures of this park, though it was one of our favorites on our trip to south Texas Easter weekend.



Like the other birding parks we visited, this park does not allow vehicles past the visitor's center.  We took a tram to the back of the park and began our hike there.


There are 8 miles of trails in the park and we got lucky with our pick.  Sure, we saw birds like this Great Kiskadee, but it just got better.


Rounding a corner we spotted this wonderful creature in the distance.  A beautiful bobcat sitting in the middle of the trail.


I am not even sure he knew we were there as he wandered the trail, eyeing the tall grass for lunch.


Even once he did spot us, he slowly turned and headed the other direction unhurried by our presence.


We could have left the park happy and satisfied right then.  What an amazing experience.  In fact, my motivation for taking pictures dropped off at this point knowing I couldn't top it.  I did, however, take a few pictures of the cactus that was in full bloom.




On our way out we spotted one more little creature that was a real treat.  A Laredo Striped Whiptail Lizard was sunning in the road.  He may just seem like just another lizard, but this guy is only found along the Rio Grande River in far southTexas.


Beautiful day.  Beautiful park.  One more to check off our list.