Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge

We live near the refuge, it is one of my favorite places to escape to. When visiting Detroit Lakes and the Avenue of the Flags it seemed like a great way to meander on toward home.
Madison wanted to help a turtle across the road..she was a little afraid of the turtle..so Grandpa helped her out..the turtle peed sideways..and almost got Grandpa. If you are a young girl of 12 or even a old girl of 58 this is pretty funny.
The Canadian Honkers have babies, they are always fun to watch, they are such good parents.
There was a pod of Pelicans forming a line to chase schools of fish.
There were Yellow Lady's Slippers blooming. Catching them in bloom was a bit unexpected, but a beautiful surprise. For people in the area they were blooming heavily between Pine Lake and Tamarac Lake on Sunday. This is the first time I have caught their bloom time in the refuge..so it was a wonderful day for me:)

17 comments:

  1. I absolutely L.O.V.E your blog. I miss living up North so bad. You bring me such good memories.

    Plain Jane

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  2. This is a wonderful chronicle of events at the refuge. We also saw a mother with her twelve ducklings on the weekend. So cute.

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  3. Sounds like a delightful drive and the timing was perfect. Thanks for sharing part of your world with me today.

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  4. I was just catching up. Chance looks like it was a good time for him playing in the water with the kids. Looks like you had a good weekend.

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  5. Certainly a place I would love to visit.

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  6. I have not seen Lady's Slippers befor but here on your post. They are neat and look so big.
    Patsy

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  7. Love the lady slippers. They are so delicate and pretty. The refuge looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  8. Laughing about your peeing turtle! My stepson picked a turtle up in the road this past weekend and the same thing happened to him! Lovely photos~!

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  9. Glad you made it to the Flag Memorial -- it is a sight to see! Tamarac - haven't been there for awhile...

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  10. Lovely blooms! And, by the sounds of things, that poor turtle was terrified! (Made me laugh too.)

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  11. What a wonderful day! I love the lady's chorus you found!

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  12. I also love the lady slippers. I saw a goose with 11 little ones this weekend and was wishing I carried my camera with me all the time like YOU do. It was a lost moment...

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  13. You have so many beautiful places there. Once again I thank you for the trip and to get to see the lady slippers.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  14. Love the ladyslippers and Pelicans..you are so lucky to have seen and captured these things on camera..great shots!

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  15. today I also so pelicans... flying in formation, as I drove thru the gap where the Columbia River flows down towards the gorge.

    and... we had pink lady slippers where I was a child. And it was always a surprise and delight to find them. The yellow ones are wonderful!

    I guess turtles peeing sideways is about as silly as my freaky frogs today. whew. I was embarassed...

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  16. That is a cool shot of the Lady Slippers. I remember seeing them in bloom on the bank of our cabin. But never in such a large bunch.

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  17. We have baby geese and ducks on our pond right now. They are so sweet.

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