Discovery Lake Self-Guided Nature Trail

Trail Marker 12

Bridge #6 marks the transition point from the NIEHS to EPA shoreline. Sweetgum, sea myrtle, stiltgrass, blackberry, and persimmon dominate the area. Keep an eye and ear open for the numerous shoreline wildlife. Small fish and animals often find shelter under the vegetation. The pipeline adjacent to Bridge #6 transports condensate water from the EPA air handlers to the Building 105 Central Utility Plant for reuse in the cooling towers when needed.

As you continue the walk, look for turtles and birds on the rocks, as well as the EPA information kiosk, tree species identification labels, bee blocks, and signs of beaver activity.

Turtles on a log, floating in the water