Gary and I decided to go to the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge today and see the birds. Well, that’s sort of what happened.
First, let me tell you that if you want to encounter a large group of children this summer, just tag along with us. Remember the air and space museum? School group. Zoo? At least four school groups. Tishomingo…two big school buses…one in front of the visitor center and one at the entrance to our favorite walking path. Giggling pre-teens everywhere!
At least we encountered the students after a quiet half hour spent at Goose Pen Pond. We wandered around a bit more at the visitor center, hoping to find out how long the tour would last…when it started sprinkling lightly. Then it rained!! I told Gary I wasn’t going to complain about that, not in June.
We drove around in the rain and after the heavier showers stopped we decided to attempt the walking tour. No….by then the groups has changed places and bus #2 was taking the tour while #1 went to the visitor center. Then they planned to meet for lunch. We decided to drive to Madill for lunch and head home.
Despite the crowds and the rain we did see a few herons, egrets, sparrows, vultures, a crow, a hawk, a turkey, and a lovely doe and her fawn. I managed a few photos of some dragonflies and butterflies. Even though the day was quite different from the one I had envisioned it was quite enjoyable. The pond was peaceful. The woods were lush and green. There were still a few wildflowers in bloom.
And best of all, the rain followed us home! Everything in my garden got a good drink!