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:)