Who Cooks For Y'all, Too? LbNA # 66337
|Placed Date||Dec 14 2013|
|Location||Walker Ranch Historic Park, San Antonio, TX|
*** Part of my TX Wildlife Trail Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: brown
Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park has long been a site of historical significance, where hunting and gathering people have lived and visited over thousands of years. Today it features a 1/2 mile paved exercise trail, about 1 mile of nature trail, playscape and covered pavilions. It is also part of the Alamo Loop described on the Heart Of Texas Wildlife Trail - East map. The canopy of large trees around Panther Springs Creek and Salado Creek provide a shaded nature trail with access to a diverse bottomland habitat. Many birds can be found here, including the Barred Owl, otherwise known as the Hoot Owl. Its usual call is a series of eight accented hoots ending in oo-aw, with a downward pitch at the end. The most common way to remember the call is to imagine it is asking "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all". Of course, here in Texas I'm sure the last part of that question has been shortened to "who cooks for y'all". This stamp is different than the first one and the box is in a new location so should be considered a new find.
At the intersection of Loop 1604 and Bitters St. in north San Antonio, go east on Bitters for 4.3 miles to West Avenue. Turn right and go 1.1 miles to Walker Ranch park on the right.
Find the kiosk with a map of the park on the opposite side of the parking lot from the playground. Walk on the Meadow Loop starting on the right of this sign for 200 yards to just before it curves left by houses. Go right on the dirt path 37 steps, then right off trail 40 steps to a 4 foot stump behind a dead tree laying on ground. Letterbox is within base of stump under a rock and bark.