It’s been a couple of years since I have stepped foot on Macomb Community College’s not so secret Nature Study area that is maintained by the biology department. Since my last visits they have repainted the sign at the beginning of the trail head. You can park rather close to the trail head to although on this visit the parking lot that leads directly to the trail head was closed off. This was due to the fact that it was being used as part of a motor bike course. So i had to park my vehicle near one of the student buildings.
There are several of these informative post that detail the local flora and fauna that one might encounter on the trail. Hopefully these will remain standing for some time and won’t be knocked over or destroy anytime soon.
On this excursion the day was a pleasant 75° or 24° C for the rest of you in the world. There was a slight breeze in the air which makes hiking pleasant. Last time I was here, I wrote about how bad the mosquitoes were but this time around there were not as many. I am not sure if mosquito treatment was applied to the area or if there simply are not as many of these blood suckers this year.
Squirrels are a common sight and sometimes but not often you can find deer roaming the area. As this trail is apart of the college campus hunting and trapping of wildlife is expressly prohibited.
Fore more information about Macomb Community College please visit: https://www.macomb.edu/about-macomb/maps-directions/center-campus.html
To view and read about my previous visit to the Nature Study Area follow this link: https://scootypuffsphotostuffs.com/2020/05/17/the-secret-nature-study-area/