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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

6/12/2007 Headed south and east to Quivira NWR [via the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway]. This refuge is mostly for birds on the major flyway and although some roads were closed due to significant water damage there was enough for us. Checked out the visitor center, walked the Birdhouse Boulevard nature trail, then drove the park road a bit. Stopped at a parking area, observed some birds including many red-winged blackbirds, then walked a short trail along the salt marsh lake to a blind where we did see some ducks.

The park sign
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Me as Big Bird
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An observation deck
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A view from the deck
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Red-Wing Blackbird
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Me at the duck blind
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Marais de Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

5/26/2021 The Refuge, established in 1992 for the protection and restoration of bottomland hardwood forests, is named after the Marais des Cygnes River which runs through the middle of it. As usual, we saw some bugs, birds, and butterflies but no other wildlife of note. However, Ken had scoped out a short “road” down to a tiny stream where we parked and had our lunch. The road was narrow enough that Ken had to back up a good distance to get out, but really no problem, especially with the rear camera in the car.

The park sign
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Our lunch ...
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... with a view
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Our spot ...
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... and our view
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The little stream
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Some wildlife!
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