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Teal Ridge Wetlands: A New Discovery with Deb
Teal Ridge Wetlands is a 23-acre Stillwater, OK municipal park which serves as wildlife habitat and floodwater management. It is located at 19th and Walnut St. It features interpretive displays that can be seen while walking over trails, concrete walkways, and boardwalks winding throughout the wetland. The paths are well maintained, and it is a quiet place to observe wildlife and enjoy the outdoors.
Plenty of Areas for Observation
A few benches are strategically placed throughout the area, there is an observation blind, and a covered pavilion. I spent a couple of hours there today and observed Red Winged Blackbirds, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks, Mallards, Canada Geese, Killdeer, Carolina Wrens, and water snakes. By no means did I cover the entire area, but I did notice beautiful natural resources that have not been altered.
The area is dominated by an assortment of marsh grasses and lower lying plants and vegetation. There are plenty of places for creatures of the marshland to take cover, and I truly enjoyed the natural beauty of the area along with the birds that it provided cover for. There are a number of nest boxes for ducks and birds to raise young in a beautiful and completely natural habitat.
Beautiful and Handicapped Accessible
Teal Ridge Wetlands is a place that I hope to be able to visit periodically to observe wildlife and take photographic memories for the pleasure of preserving those experiences. While in the area, I hope that could be your plan, too. This area is also handicapped accessible.