The refuge exists not only for migratory &a resident birds, they also take in injured animals from the public. There are cages with raptors and other birds of size that have been injured and are incapable of surviving in the wild. The “big thing” for little kids is the chance to feed some of the critters. I think they sell an awful lot of dried corn!
In addition to the trails and the live animals, there’s a very nice Nature Center with interpretive displays. I’m not always keen on ‘museums’ and ‘nature centers’ but this one in a relatively small community impressed me!
WE heard more birds than we saw…surprise, surprise! And we saw a small pod of American Pelicans. It seems the past few years they have become our favorite bird,just something about them that speaks to our current frame of mind. All I had was my iPhone and the ‘pellies ‘ were too far away to photograph.
That reference to the DMV was the other part of our trip. It was time for our ten year driver’s license renewal and photo. Both of us came due this year so we got them done on this trip. I decided to surrender my commercial driver’s license this time. It felt weird ticking off the boxes for all the letters on my license I was giving up,but I feel good about saying I don’t want to be driving those kind of vehicles! So, A, B, C, M, P, S … bye bye. IT’s been good to know ya!