Our Schedule



March 13 to March 30, 2017. NOMADS project at Dooly Campground, Vienna, GA

March 31.... Home in Cullman, Alabama

May 17 to 23.... Hershey TT, Lebanon, PA

May 23 to 30.... Mooneyham Mooch-camping in Upper Deerfield, NJ

May 31 to June 13. A TT park to be determined at the Jersey Shore area

June 14. One more night Mooch-camping at the Mooneyhams

June 15 - 17...Cordurus State Park, Hanover, PA

Starting June 18 heading to IL, SD and MO. Details later.







Tuesday, March 7, 2017

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

St. Marks, FL

While traveling, I am always on the lookout for a National Wildlife Refuge.  Searching for one nearby by, I found info on


So this morning we drove the 65 miles south to this refuge on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. There are 75 miles of trails winding through diverse habitats.  We walked two trails each about a mile.

After visiting the Visitors Center and looking at the displays we drove the 8 miles through the refuge toward the Gulf to see the historic St. Marks Lighthouse



Over time minor and major storms have struck this section of the coast severely damaging or destroying the keepers home but the tower continues to stand almost 200 years later.  The lighthouse will be open to the public once this building is repaired from the damages of time, termites, age and weather.

On our walks and the drive we saw, among others:

Greater Scaup


Common Gallinule


Double Crested Cormornant


Little Blue Herons


Young nesting Eagle


Heron


Great White Heron


Peligans


We ate the lunch I packed at the refuges picnic area.  These beggars came for handouts.  I did not use the zoom on the camera to take their pictures.  They actually came this close.



Well yea, they got some of our lunch.  I suppose they knew from experience this would happen.

Aside from winged wildlife there were also these:



Until next time.....


3 comments:

  1. Seeing all the Wildlife pictures brings back fond memories of our Florida trips.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. Great bird pictures, gators are very scary. Love the Light House

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  3. We camped at the campground near there on our trip to Florida to participate with the Care-a-vaners to work on a Habitat build. We made a couple of visits to St. Marks. Loved it and love looking at your pictures!

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