Hike through the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve

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What a beautiful spring day it was for a stroll through a working farm and nature preserve.  The place is called Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm and is tucked away off Dillon Rd and 104th in Broomfield.  It has been a working farm since the 1870s!  Today it is owned by Boulder County and leased to a farm, Rock Creek Farm.  After going down a short dirt road off Dillon Road, you come to a small parking lot with picnic tables, trash cans and even a vault toilet.  This place seems out of place among the urban life that surrounds it which makes it that much more tranquil.  I head off on the trail which starts at Stearns Lake.  The lake offers fishing and bird watching.  The trail is easy – easy enough for a wheel chair and not all that long in length.  But it makes up for it in beauty and the nature that surrounds.  I thoroughly enjoyed the mountain vistas and on this particular day the farmer was at work tilling the soil with his tractor.  I spotted and heard prairie dogs and enjoyed the peace that nature offers.  I also enjoyed finding things and scenes to capture.