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  Bloodgood Spring
I have seen this spring referred to as Goldfish Pond Spring in some documents. It is unnamed on USGS topographic maps. The photographs on the following pages were taken on September 5, 2014 and July 5 & 11, 2017.
There are two fenced units at the spring area. The first appears to be a cattle enclosure, with a drive through gate, which provides access to spring water. The second enclosure surrounds the spring. There is a water trough, fed by the spring, outside the eastern end of the cattle enclosure (photo below). Fencing is intact and is generally

On September 8, 2014 there were a number of bird species in the enclosures including Bushtit, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Townsend’s Solitaire.
There are several wet seeps and wet areas from the spring drainage at the site. Broad-leaved Cattail, Typha
latifolia, dominates the wettest of these areas.
  better than that found at other springs in the area. The bottom strand of the fence is barbed wire when it should be clean wire (barbless).

There is a significant amount of water flowing from the hillside at the spring site. Some of the springs are natural but at some point holes were drilled into a rock and water flows freely from them. There are reeds, native grasses, and other vegetation at the site. The cattle enclosure (photo right) has beautiful old Alligator Juniper trees.

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