Monday, Jan. 21st
Berry Springs Park & Preserve Nature Trail Work Morning
It was a chilly sunny morning when 38 volunteers showed up to work on the Berry Springs Nature Trail in honor of United Way Day of Service on Martin Luther King’s Holiday! This was the 7th Annual gathering to work on the Nature Trail Development and to Honor MLK. The trail is one-third of a mile loop with a scenic trail section that parallels Berry Creek. The focal point of the trail is two stone walls that appear to be what is left of a bridge that went over Berry Creek but was washed away. The stonemason work is the same as the original dam that was built in 1846 at the millpond. The land that the trail is on is part of the original land that John Berry settled on in the 1800s. No one knows for sure the story of the walls and as of now, it is a mystery.
The trail has sections that are named after the type of plant you will find on the different trails, such a Yucca Way, Prickly Pear Path and Cedar Grove. This spring should have a great showing of wildflowers this year. There is a cluster of Mexican Plums on the trail that every spring when in bloom you can smell them and hear the bees humming before you see the trees on the trail
Thank you all who participated in this year’s event. We did have a little excitement while working when a coral snake was found in the mulch we were spreading. It was quickly relocated off of the trail. It is a nature trail and one should always remember that you are in Mother Nature’s home and be aware of your surroundings.
Mark your calendar for our Annual Spring Clean Up/Pot Luck scheduled for Sat. Mar. 2nd 8:30am-3:30 pm. An announcement and sign up will be sent out in February.