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The lone tree in the triangle of trails is a female white ash that sheds myriad winged seeds that you can see on the trails in late summer. Its base is entirely hollow: if you look into it from the east, you can see daylight at the opposite side. The cavity high on the southeast side is deep enough to completely conceal a young raccoon although sometimes you may see a bit of its fur.
The area east of the trail, extending to the fenceline and to the church gate, is an intermittent wetland. Near as it is to the creek, this shallow natural basin nevertheless stands water up to four or five inches deep after heavy rains or during prolonged wet seasons. There are other, somewhat shallower wetlands, notably those delineated by the boardwalk loop of lower McCarver and the Winding Trails. In its early days, Houston south of Buffalo Bayou was notorious for chronic mud and water.
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