Thanks to the kind invitation of a fellow blogger and photography enthusiast who learned that I was living in the area, I got to experience this wonderful National Wildlife Sanctuary about an hour’s drive from where I live. Comprised of 27,000 acres (mostly tidal marshland), it provides much-needed habitat for migratory fowl and many year round birds including a healthy bald eagle population. In addition the refuge supports a wide variety of reptiles and mammals.
I enjoyed it so much, that two days later when my sister and her husband came to visit, I took them to see this beautiful refuge. We enjoyed several short hikes, and found a great pull-out spot to eat lunch and watch the birds.
Below: Morning fog lifts from over the sanctuary’s marsh.
Below: Herons and Bald Eagles abound
Below: There was great debate about whether or not this was really a turtle due to the cold temperatures. The consensus, was yes! We saw a turtle! 🙂
Below: Another view of this lovely area with the fog lifting.