Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wintertime Wildlife Watching--Post Park, Marathon

There's a special little place five miles south of Marathon that is a great location for wildlife and bird watching.  Post Park has water, and that makes it a popular spot.  Last month, we visited and found a flock of 50 wild turkeys! 

The park, built in the 1930s is a favorite of local residents, and it is used for picnics, dances and fishing.
During the 19th century, Comanches camped here on raids to Mexico. To deter raids--and to protect supply wagons enroute to Fort Davis--the U.S. Army established Camp Pena Colorado at the watering hole in 1880. Famous Buffalo Soldier Lt. Henry O. Flipper served here before the post was closed in 1893.

For more information on birding in the Texas Mountain Trail region, visit: www.texasmountaintrail.com/bird
That page will also provide a link to more information on the development of a Far West Texas birding/wildlife trail map, and a site nomination form!

3 comments:

Buffalo Soldier 9 said...

Keep telling that history:

Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, "RaPR", a great story of black military history...the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers.

How do you keep a people down? ‘Never' let them 'know' their history.

The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry.

Read the novel, “Rescue at Pine Ridge”, 5 stars Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the youtube trailer commercial...and visit the website http://www.rescueatpineridge.com

I hope you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote it from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn't like telling our stories...its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with…see imdb.com at; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925633/

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for Wells Fargo in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

Peace.

CE Webster said...

Nice article on the park. I enjoyed the beautiful pictures.

Beth said...

Thank you, C.E. We really enjoy visiting Post Park..it is so peaceful there and the wildlife enjoy it too!