Category Archives: Ponds & Streams

New Walk along the Lilies

Thanks to the design of Jen Sieradzki, horticulturist for the PGT, a new path is in the works at the Lotus Pond area. Plants will be added in September, but last week big progress was made when David Perrey came … Continue reading

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Golden Light in the Morning

  The light in the open woods near Beaver Lake was magical this morning. Henry was out with his camera and caught it. We’re planning to put a paved trail from the visitor center to the lake and this is … Continue reading

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Frog Pond

We have a handful of very tiny ponds at the PGT. We call them frog ponds because they are perfect sites for amphibians. They fill up after it rains and empty out during dry spells. This morning at sunrise I … Continue reading

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Hillers Creek Reflections

Just before sunset I took a walk along Hillers Creek. The treetops arching over the water were brightly lit. The colors in those leaves were reflected in the water.

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Water Lily Sunset

Water Lily, Nelumbo lutea One of my favorite native wildflowers is the water lily. Tonight walking around Potter’s Lake at sunset I could see the leaves emerging.

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Swimming Hole on Hillers Creek

The swimming hole on Hillers Creek.

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Bumblebee on Buttonbush

Bumblebee feeding on Buttonbush Buttonbush is a wonderful flowering shrub that is great for attracting butterflies. It also attracts different kinds of bees. Today I photographed this bumblebee foraging for breakfast. Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis )likes to be near water. The … Continue reading

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Hillers Creek this morning

Hillers Creek The newly emerged leaves paint the reflections in the water. I took this picture this morning along Hillers Creek on the north side of The Point. As I took it I could hear the buzzy song of the … Continue reading

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Eastern Valley Creek

Eastern Valley Creek Hillers Creek is the most dramatic body of water at the PGT. But there are other creeks worth exploring. The Eastern Valley Creek is a quiet, rock-bottomed intermittent stream. It is a good place to find Water … Continue reading

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PGT Waterfall

Icicles in the PGT Waterfall Waterfalls are more common further south of us, especially as you get into Arkansas. But we do have one small waterfall on the southern end of the PGT. It is easiest to see in Winter … Continue reading

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