Skywatch Friday – The North Woods at Oxley Nature Center

A week and a half ago, late on a Sunday afternoon, I went on a hike at Oxley Nature Center’s North Woods area. I love the North Woods area because it is beautiful, the trails are well maintained and hardly anybody besides me goes there even on a nice weekend afternoon.

It’s kind of a walking meditation.

Be careful while you are meditating and walking though. This thing will give you a headache.

The staff and volunteers are always tweaking and improving things on the trails.

It’s got water views and benches.

And what I call tree tunnels cutting through the woods. I love to come here when it is windy like it was on my hike. The woods are thick so there is no wind on the ground but you can hear the wind as it moves through the tops of the trees.

Later on in the spring, the reflections will be prettier.

I was hoping to see deer, not today!

And the end.

I try and go on all the trails during my visits to the North Woods. That entails taking some of the trails twice. That’s alright.

I am linking with Skywatch Friday.

21 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – The North Woods at Oxley Nature Center

  1. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …if you are hoping to see deer, come to our backyard. We have a half dozen every evening! Thanks for hosting the party.

  2. A ShutterBug Explores

    How wonderful to have your own private woods to hike ~ wonderful nature shots and how did you take that selfie with a timer? on regular camera? ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

  3. Eileen


    Looks like a great hike, pretty views of the tree tunnels and the water.
    Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

  4. Penelope Notes

    Amazing there are not more people enjoying this wonderful place. Your commentary is poetic prose at times when you describe the wind and tree tunnels. 🙂

  5. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    I too enjoy the sound of the trees. I like tunnels of trees too. Look out for that tree….Sounds like George of the Jungle. LOL! Enjoyed seeing the water container on the bench and the pond. Thanks for hosting.

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