Sunday, April 17, 2011
Trempeleau National Wildlife Refuge
The calendar says it's spring and while the weather feels more like winter, Noelle, Mom and I just had to get out for a hike today. Originally we had planned on heading over to John Latsch State Park in Minnesota to hike the one and only trail up to the top of the bluff. Time constraints forced a change of plans though and we headed instead to the wildlife refuge.
The main entrance to the refuge was closed by the flooded Mississippi and so we headed to the Marshland entrance and hiked along the bike path/gravel road there. There were lots of birds to be seen from the road. We saw hundreds of coots,
lots of yellow-rumped warblers, six bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets and some ducks.
We then walked along the closed Delta Road as far as the flood waters would allow, before turning around and heading back to the car.