Flying Cigar LbNA # 58629
|Placed Date||Jun 29 2011|
|Last Update||Apr 5 2014|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
The Chimney Swift is a small bird with long slender curved wings that looks like a flying cigar in flight. Originally, these birds nested in large hollow trees, but now they mainly nest in man-made chimneys. You can see these birds, along with many others, at the Patsy Glenn Refuge, a bird sanctuary built by the Wimberley Birding Society. Along with a Chimney Swift tower, the Refuge has nature trails, a viewing platform and a butterfly garden, all in the heart of Wimberley.
In downtown Wimberley, turn East at the light at Hwy 12 and River Road and drive in front of the historical Winters- Wimberley House and the Community Center to the Patsy Glenn Refuge at the end of the parking lot.
Walk on the main trail past the chimney swift tower then left on the path leading to the Bird Feeding Observatory. Stop at the beginning of the bridge before the Observatory and go left 13 steps to a stump at the base of a stone wall. The minibox is in a crevice just above the right side of the stump behind a round rock inserted between 2 flat ones.