Wednesday, August 29, 2007

While I was at Blue Cloud Abbey last week, there was one morning that looked promising. No fog -- sun shining -- so I took off for the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. The fog returned by the time I got to Millbank. The Refuge is just south of Ortonville and the fog lifted a little by the time I got there. Even without sun and blue skies, the 9+ auto loop through the refuge was entertaining as I hope you will gather from these photos.
I was greeted by this duck with an itch and a Belted Kingfisher who kept his suspicious eye on me.

Do you suppose this is why they call it Big Stone?
(more pictures to follow)