We have made minimal changes to the land, only for the safety of visitors and the health of the environment. This is a natural area like state parks and other protected areas. We have tried to work with Mother Nature to preserve the natural habitat. All mulch is from our own trees. We have worked with forestry services to identify and remove unhealth or unsafe trees. A plan is in place to boost the health of the remaining trees.
Although most species actively avoid humans, you may encounter squirrels, rabbits, armadillos, hawks, deer, colorful birds and butterflies, insect life, and snakes or frogs. The entire property is fenced, making encountering many of these species unlikely. However, if you do encounter wildlife, remember, it will most likely be scared of you, and certainly will be scared of your dog. Do not allow your dog to chase or pursue wildlife.
There are also many beautiful native plants including long-leaf pine, laurel oak, and beauty berries (French mulberry). Please do not pick or transport any plant life off of the property.
Help keep our forest clean. Do not leave trash and either pick up after you dog or remove waste off the trails. Your dog is welcomed to dig but please fill in any holes before you go. Please do not allow dogs to dig along the fence line.