Wood ducks and eastern bluebirds are some of the wildlife rock stars that breed in the refuge. On a recent walk I saw a mother wood duck steer her flock of seven teenage ducklings deeper into the brush and away from my prying eyes.
If you pause on the boardwalks and look carefully at the marsh vegetation, frogs, birds, snakes, and dragonflies will come into focus.
|Check the lily pads for bullfrogs; there are lots.|
|This bullfrog had a tail! It was in the last stages of transformation from tadpole to adult.|
|A milk snake posed for a photo while being moved from a parking area to a safer place.|
|Painted turtles bask by the boardwalks.|