Friday morning I donned a pair of rubber boots and headed for Indian River Park. Parking by the Youth Center on Rokeby and Providence, I walked over to the culvert where the Indian River flows under Providence Road. On the north side of the road, the river turns tidal and slowly broadens into a wide estuary. But on the south side it is a small stream draining the surrounding suburban neighborhoods, sheltered by Indian River Park. My goal today was to hike up along the river to I-64, just short of its source which is on the farside of the that superhighway.
As I approached the power line transmission corridor midway through the park, the Arundinaria bamboo became so thick I had to hike away from the river to find one of the park trails. In this area there were also several pockets of English Ivy, another invasive, growing up trees.
|Arundinaria bamboo - also known as canes|