Borrego Springs, CA

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Sunday Blast from the Past

The pictures and text are all mixed up this week, and there appears to be nothing I can do about it. So, this is one of the endangered Ocelots that was captured by the biologist. The study of these rare cats has been going on for years, and the special habitat that they require can be found on the refuge.
The habitat is presently at capacity with no more territories available for young cats.

One of the things I did on the refuge was work the hunter check station. It seems odd to have a hunting season for deer, feral hog, and Nilgai when the temps are in the eighties.

This roadrunner hung around the volunteer village RV sites. More than once he plucked up birds to eat. First, he'd grab them around the neck and then beat them back and forth on the ground until they were dead. Kind of a grizzly scene to watch!

There were butterflies everywhere in the gardens surrounding the visitor's center.

Sunset at Osprey Overlook...

Armadillos abound on the refuge.

The next three shots are duplicates. I have no idea why that happened.

By the end of October, 2007, I arrived at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge for my first tour of duty there. This refuge is located on the southern Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about twenty miles east of Harlingen.
(This was supposed to be at the beginning of the post)

One of the blue metal mark butterflies.


It is a birder's paradise.

This, of course, was supposed to be the first picture.
That's a kind of jumbled view of things at Laguna. Sorry about that.
Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later, Judy

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