|A super-selfie of all 6 of us in the van on our way to the refuge.|
|You can hardly see it, but the bird in the center had bright yellow chest.|
|These birds chirped in a way that almost sounded tropical.|
|We saw ducks and geese.|
I love how thoughtful Steve looks in these pictures at the dock by the edge of the Green River.
|Like father, like son.|
|Beautiful girl, inside and out!|
Mama C. and I are normally the ones taking the pictures, so I thought it was our turn to get in a picture.
|Our happy visitors :)|
We went to an overlook, and it was WINDY there! It was too much for me, so I stayed in the car and took pictures through the window. If you ever go to this refuge, definitely go to this overlook. It is one of the most stunning landscapes I have ever taken in, EVER. You can truly feel the power behind God's creative work.
Amara found some pretty wildflowers making their way up for the spring, just growing through the rocky, sandy soil.
One last look at the scenery, before everyone took refuge from the wind in the van.
There is also a fish hatchery at the wildlife refuge. We went for a visit thinking they probably weren't open on a Saturday, but we took our chances and found out that they actually were open. A worker came out and gave us a tour of the place where they hatch endangered fish to replenish the streams and lakes. The room where all this happens is full of tall, grey "kiddie pools" full of fish swimming in circles. It smells very fishy. It's noisy because of all the water they have pumping in and out of those pools. And it's quite educational. And fun.
On our way out, we saw some more wildlife.
|Mr. Prairie Dog|
|Big Ol' Owl|