Journal Entry 01.22.2017 – Forest Walk
The weather report for today (Sunday) was for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and into the evening, so yesterday… after doing my own weather report by looking out the window and seeing blue skies… I decided to go on another bout of hiking in nearby Welaka State Forest.
By Pacific Northwest standards, this forest isn’t anything that you would be likely to spend much time in during the summer, but by Florida standards, it’s green and semi-wild, even if it’s a “working” forest. For those of you unfamiliar with foresting terms, that means that at least a portion of the forest gets cut down periodically. In other words, it’s a pine plantation. Still, the forest is home to a large population of wild creatures, none of which I saw on my long hike yesterday. Too many people had passed through and disturbed the creatures…
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