Saturday, February 27, 2016

The World According to Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Indiahoma, OK


                                                                   Western Fence Lizard
                                                                   (Blue Bellied Lizard)


                                                                    Prairie Dog


                                                                 American Bison


                                                              Wild Longhorn Steer

022016 -  We made a pitstop at the refuge on the way home from Aransas NWR.  The Wichita
Mountains is a haven for wildlife, and also is home to a beautiful herd of elk, which happened to appear.  It was shortly after noon and the animals were in the wrong place at the wrong time, so
the photos will not be shown.

Cruising around Camp Doris showed a number of birds, which included several woodpeckers,
the Eastern Bluebird, and some of the Sandhill Cranes that we just left were on their way home
north for breeding purposed.  All eighteen of them were overhead, so there are no photos for that, since they were a mere speck.

Here's a small sampling of the beautiful animals that we encountered.  Keep Mount Scott in the
back of your mind for hawk watching ventures, and tell them that I sent you, as they pass by.