Then progress. They plowed down the whole thing, trees and all making an access road for the back of the development. Soon enough I will have lost my off leash park.
But for now it is ours. Some days we meet other dogs (people actually walk through this open space with their dogs on a leash????) most days it is empty. Winter it is stark. Now is wild flower season. Then weed season. Then probably grass fire season.
Once I saw a Diamondback rattlesnake coiled up and raised up just like in every western I've ever seen. He was about 15' away and was a big old cuss. It was all good. I would have stayed and chatted with him but the dogs were there and off leash and I didn't want them to get close. They have rattlesnake shots. I don't. But still. He was quite lovely. I have a great relationship with snakes. We are respectful of each other. I think people that are terrified of snakes draw them in. I hardly ever see one. This was my first for sure killer snake. We just stuck our tongues out at each other and parted ways.