Jewel of the Creek Preserve “IS” a real jewel! The Preserve is located north of the town of Cave Creek and was established by the Desert Foothills Land Trust. Do you enjoy birding? Well, if you do, this is the place to view migratory birds. We walked the Dragonfly Trail which is in a riparian area along Cave Creek. A large number of cottonwoods, willows, mesquites, and ash trees line the beautiful stream; in the desert!!! Five birders met at the Jewel of the Creek, early morning, to walk the Dragonfly Trail; following are photos I captured during our trip to the Preserve.