Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mustatatuck NWR, Seymour, Indiana

These are a few of the images I captured while on a brief visit to Mustatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana a few weeks ago. Such a serene, peaceful place to walk and view wildlife and nature in general. Stop by sometime. It's two short miles off I-65 at the Seymour Indiana exit. You can drive the entire refuge which is great. They also have a gift shop open until late afternoon most days. I always see herons on my visit. While walking the hardwood forest path, the last image, I happened upon two does and a fawn who scurried off into the woods.

Soon the whooping cranes will be flying in for a stopover on their annual journey south to their winter home. Unfortunatley, the public doesn't get to view them while they're here. The ultralight crew takes great pains, as does Mustatatuck, to assure its all a natural journey and the public aren't around the cranes. I'll post a few more images later this week. The marshland was at the lowest levels I had ever seen on this visit. And I've seen some low marshes, but this year it was really really extreme. I hope it gets rain soon. Louisville is now under a drought notice as of a few days ago. ENJOY!


  1. Your last photo is wonderful to view on the first day of fall, Carol. I like the way the colors pop on the first and the silhouettes on the second.

  2. I am with Barb, I like the silhouettes of the bird, and the that path makes me want to see where it goes.