This area reminded me of so many of the refuge marshy lands I visited in Florida, except we didn't have to watch out for alligators!
And of course the scenic backdrop of the bluffs of the Driftless Region was breath-taking.
I brought my binoculars so I could see the birds more closely.
In the refuge there are nine trails to choose from. We only hiked on two, so I hope to go back and hike more! If hiking is not your thing, or Grandma & Grandpa need time out of the house to enjoy nature, you can also see the park on their scenic 4.5 mile Prairie Edge Tour Loop. This loop is accessible to vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians. The drive takes you through three major areas of the refuge including sand prairie, blackwater marsh, and hardwood forest.
After driving the loop, we did get out and hike one more trail before leaving the park. It took us through a forest and several nature signs pointing out things of interest.
One of these points of interest was turtles! They looked a like closer in person than they do in this photo, so I drew an arrow pointing to a log in the water filled with turtles enjoying the sunshine.
As always, it was on the drive back to our home that we saw even more spectacular wildlife, this time it was a bald eagle sitting majestically in a tree. Bald eagles are as common as robins in our neck of the woods, but I still get excited every single time I see one!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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