Fall colors during Turkey Creek: Floating leaves and waterfalls
November 14, 2014 - Picnic Time
PINSON, Alabama — We’ve all seen descending autumn leaves cover a belligerent though what happens to leaves that tumble into a water?
At a Turkey Creek Nature Preserve thousands of leaves can be seen floating on a aspect of Turkey Creek. Many rinse adult opposite rocks and trees. Others boyant underwater as fish float by.
Eventually, many confront a shoals and waterfalls downstream. Many get ripped detached by a absolute water. The propitious ones get a high-speed disturb float over a waterfalls.
Watch a video next to see leaves underwater during Turkey Creek.
Hardwood trees lonesome with red and yellow leaves are sparse around a 466-acre inlet preserve. Turkey Creek flows by a park with Turkey Creek Falls during a heart of a preserve.
The inlet safety is a renouned place on weekends this time of year as pledge and veteran photographers take thousands of photographs of a kaleidoscopic leaves by a waterfalls. Families poise for portraits. Others concentration on a resounding water. Some people take cinema of their cars with a healthy colors as a backdrop.
Expect vast crowds and a packaged parking area on balmy weekends. Go on an cloudy weekday afternoon and we might only about have a whole park to yourself.
Turkey Creek has been a renouned swimming hole and cruise site for decades.
In 1998, a Jefferson County Commission due building a jail in a area. Area residents shaped a Society To Advance a Resources during Turkey Creek (START) to conflict a jail. After Jefferson County canceled a jail plan START worked to modify a area into a inlet preserve.
The initial land parcel was acquired in 2001. Subsequent land purchases and donations have brought increasing a park to 466 acres. It strictly non-stop on May 9, 2009.
The Southern Environmental Center during Birmingham-Southern College has done estimable improvements to a park and uses it as an outside classroom.
An 11-mile towering biking and hiking trail will shortly be combined to a exiting hiking trails.
The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is located off Narrows Road nearby Ala. 79 in Pinson. It is open each day, solely Monday and Tuesday, until 4 p.m. There are varied opening hours. There is no acknowledgment charge.
The park is co-owned by Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust and Jefferson County.