October 2011

Lately there has been an increase in wildlife at the park. Hummingbirds have been observed visiting the fire bush throughout the park, even along military trail (internal park road).  There have been at least 6 Painted Bunting feeding in the grass near the large chickee in the rear of the park. A Carolina Praying Mantis has been seen hanging out around the mailbox on multiple occasions. A Coral Snake was reportedly seen. Queen Butterflies have been visiting the flowers, as well as a few Atalas.  The park is very active, so come by and see if you can spot the visitors mentioned above or maybe report a new sighting of your own.

It’s that time of year again. Arch Creek Park naturalists will be hosting the park’s most popular tour – the Arch Creek Park Ghost Tour. We will be hosting this specialized tour on select nights during October. If you are looking to be spooked, frightened, or just want to take a step back in time, call to make your reservation now. Space is limited so make sure you don’t wait until the last minute.