Tag Archives: Allen

Bethany Lakes Park – Allen, Texas

This Allen gem has four lakes, each with its own personality.

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Mostly mallards

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Reflecting pool

A walking trail surrounds this lake.
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This stopped me in my tracks:

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Anhingas and gulls

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Unparalleled parking

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About to nail the landing

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Soli-tree

These pics are from last weekend when temps rose to 60+ Fahrenheit. Not the norm for winter, but this is Texas where temps drop 20 degrees in as many minutes when cold fronts hit.

Look at the pics in these Yelp reviews of this very park. Spring! Canada geese. Picnics. Possibilities.

Here’s the City of Allen listing for Bethany Lakes Park.

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Dayspring Nature Preserve – Allen, Texas

When it’s brrrry cold outside, there’s always photos from the month of May.

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Nature preserve beats traffic jam

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Indian paintbrushes (ratibida columnifera) surround firewheel (gaillardia pulchella)

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Sheer re-leaf

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‘Round the bend for mind to mend

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Path-o-logically peaceful

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Air filter

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Decked out in emerald

Here’s the City of Allen listing for Dayspring Nature Preserve.