I drove by the Baird Hill Pond on the way to work this morning in Abilene, Texas. My habit pattern for eleven years has been to look closely at the pond’s condition and waterfowl that may be browsing. The pond in the last two years has been devastated with unknown toxic runoff.
This morning, however, I think I noticed emerging rushes along the pond’s edges! The water has appeared clear and a healthy-dark blue recently, so my first observation about new growth of rushes may be validated. The pond is along Interstate 20 as you ascend the hill westward to Baird, Texas. I shan’t get too excited until the sprouts I see emerge farther.
No access road beside the pond allows me to stop my pickup and look closer. I will have to park about 200 yards away to take photographs from the barrier wall.
We shall see what we shall see.