Thursday, May 1, 2014

Heistan Woods

A Walk in the Woods


Around the corner from my house is a nature trail. This is the time of year that I like to walk through the woods. Everything becomes alive again There are nice trails and the floor is covered with the spring ephemerals.  I am not well versed on all the wild flowers, but I have an appreciation of their beauty.


 The trees are not yet covered with their foliage, so this day the sun was sending beams of light through  the trees.

On this fine day on the trail I encountered  a couple of people walking their dogs,  One was a Greyhound rescue. It is such a regal dog .It  was what you could call the perfect day The squirrels were rustling through the leaves making their presents known.  Birds were flitting here and there. Do allow yourself time to observe what is all around you.

This park has a pavilion, picnic tables, grills, and a playground for the children. This park is used by many  families.

The park is funded by the Van Wert County Foundation. The Jaycees, and The Starr Commonwealth boys were instrumental in establishing the trails.

Through this legacy we get to enjoy what they have laid out for us.

Take a walk and enjoy the serenity of nature. Listen to the birds and the sounds of the woods.
Don't forget to take your camera.


  1. Great photos, Mom! I haven't been in that woods for a long time.

  2. Right now there are masses of white Trillium and Jack in the Pulpit among other wildflowers.