On the last day of August, I decided to take a walk down the pathway from Clark road to the levee. The pathway was completely overgrown with wetland plants that heavy rains created in June and early July, before the oppressive heat and corresponding drought moved into the area.
Great Blue Lobelia bloomed at the edge of the prairie.
The pond the beavers created under the bridge was dried up, and the plants had taken over.
Plants blocked the pathway leading away from the bridge TNC built to cross the stream that crosses the path.
I fought my way past the plants only to find more plants; no trace of the former pathway could be found. Foxtail grass, Sneeze Weed, Boneset, and Ironweed, sedges and other wetland plants covered the open acres of land between the stream and Thompson Lake.