Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Pt. 1
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge where it was warm and sunny. Phoebe, our Corgi traveled safely and happily with us in her crate, which is outfitted with water, dog cookies, squeaky toys and chew bones. We are always impressed with the beauty and quantity of wildlife at our National Wildlife Refuges and Merritt Island did not disappoint. We rate it very highly as a gorgeous place with great birding and ample photo ops. Situated next to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island's 140,000 acres consists of brackish estuaries and marshes, dunes, scrub oaks, palm hammocks and pine forests. There are a series of roads and trails and our favorite was the Black Point Wildlife Drive, a 7 mile auto route. The above photo shows Don standing at the entrance, where there is also a little pool that always has interesting birds. We saw a number of herons in the pool, but the best part was the Wood Storks who were on a little island. They were resting in funny poses that made for great photo ops.......continued tomorrow.....
Photos @ Lillian Stokes, 2007