Osage Hills in Autumn

Blessed rain!  My, how we either hate it or love it in Oklahoma.  The abundance of rain in August and September has POSTOAK looking lush and green for a few more weeks.

Just like the Keystone Ancient Forest in Sand Springs, our property is part of the “cross-timbers” -that band of eco-region from central Texas, through Oklahoma and up into Kansas.  It is filled with postoak, black jack oak and red cedars. Luckily, we also have red bud, willow, sycamore, crepe myrtle and other trees to mix up our “greens”.

These beautiful oak trees will soon turn rust and golden and then it will be brown until spring.  Until then, we will take all the green we have!

POSTOAK is just 18 minutes from the entrance to the Keystone Ancient Forest. Add it to your bucket list, as the folks at the Nature Conservancy say it is one of the last great places on earth. Hey, does that mean we are too?

https://sandspringsok.org/175/Keystone-Ancient-Forest

Keystone Ancient Forest

At the Keystone Ancient Forest you’ll hike amidst a classic Oklahoma crosstimbers forest with 500-year-old cedars and 300-year-old post oak trees. Come out and take in all that this magnificent forest has to offer inside a 1,360 acre nature preserve listed by The Nature Conservancy as one of the last great places on earth!

Deer, mountain lion, bobcat, American eagles, migratory birds, and over 80 varied species of butterflies inhabit this place. So enjoy, but please leave only footprints during your stay.