Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A ride through the Savannah Wildlife Refuge, imposters and poor Mr. Turtle

For Outdoor Wednesday over at Miss Susan's
A Southern Daydreamers Blog



We have a beautiful Wildlife refuge on the out skirts of Savannah that I have not been to in years. The hubby and I were out riding around on the new scooter which needs a name and ended up at the refuge. It was closed due to some work being done so we just rode along Highway 17 stopping every so often to breath in all the beauty and take pictures ..

The refuge was established April 6, 1927, Savannah NWR consists of over 29,000 acres of freshwater marshes, tidal rivers and creeks and bottomland hardwoods. The refuge is located in the heart of the Lowcountry, a band of low land, bordered on the west by sandhill ridges and on the east of the Atlantic Ocean, extending from Georgetown, South Carolina to St. Mary's, Georgia



as I was taking pictures I saw the birds but couldn't really see them well enough to tell what type or what color the birds were.



when I download/uploaded ( I don't know the difference ) I was surprised to see I had pictures of



American Purple Gallinule ~ "swamp hen"
(Porphyrio martinica)



see the baby chick



their coloring is beautiful ..not that you can tell from my pictures...


This picture is from The Internet Bird Collection site
See awesome coloring...

The refuge is known for it's rich flora during the humid summer months, the region also supports a diverse wildlife population. The variety of birdlife within the Lowcountry is enhanced by its location on the Atlantic Flyway. During the winter months, thousands of ring-necked, teal, pintails, and as many as ten other species of ducks migrate into the area, joining resident wood ducks on the refuge. In the spring and fall, transient songbirds stop briefly on their journey to and from northern nesting grounds. I can't wait till the work is finished and the entire 4 mile trail is opened back up so we can go back... Now on to more pressing matters see this sweet face.



it is an imposter not a sweet little kitty. This is a wild child hissing, biting and scratching ... Look lady take your camera and get out of here I like hanging out in the rafters it's better than in the engine of your car which is where my siblings are..



more babies ahhhhhh crap.. Momma cat was dropped off by some care less jackass about 8 weeks ago, momma cat disappears, momma cat comes back without babies... For weeks we looked everywhere for kittens and just about the time I decide there is no kittens and make plans to take momma cat to the vet and have her fixed ~ 3 really cute ~ Dear Lord help me to not fall in love kittens show up.. I have been trying to handle them so we can find them homes but only one will even let me get close.



while finally cleaning out one of my small beds yesterday I found this poor turtle .. Bless his little heart it had dug a hole about 4" deep and I guess got wedged between the fence and the cross tie and couldn't get it's self out.
( for Jessica & Maddie small picture bottom left is his bones see his left leg bone Maddie ?? )
Oh GROSS aunt Cherry .. tee hee love ya see ya Sunday !



Come on follow me to the party it's to hot and dry to go out and play around here so lets go.



and thank you to Miss Susan for hosting it is always fun to see what everyone is sharing. Happy Wednesday ya'll and big hugs from Savannah, Cherry

8 comments:

  1. The swamp hens are so pretty...what a wonderful place to visit! Your kittens are cute too...although I rescued a wild kitten and ended up with mites this Spring...after lots of meds and washing everything I touched again and again...I was over them...but I will be more careful next time!

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  2. People who drops cats and kitten off are beyond redneck! I love cats and mine is my baby. That bird is gorgeous and I spend a lot of time and energy feeding birds here at the house but cannot seem to take pics of the very well! hugs♥O

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  3. What gorgeous birds! The Savannah Wildlife Refuge looks beautiful. I love to visit places like that.

    I will not even comment on what my opinion is of people who discard animals as if they are trash. BUT I will say major kudos to you for helping them and getting Momma Cat spayed.

    ~ Tracy

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  4. WOW! Your pictorial journey took my breath away! I'm now following you! Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning and leaving such a sweet comment! Look forward to sharing and learning...Hugs from Louisiana!

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  6. The kittens are SO cute. I'm always a sucker for a cute little kitten face.

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  7. What beautiful pictures and mosaic! If I ever found any kittens in my yard I don't know what I would do - wrap them in a blanket and bring them inside? Sorry to hear about your poor turtle.

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  8. What a joyful journey! So fun to catch up ... so love your dayliles. Mine, just beginning to bloom. Happy Summer, fun friend :)

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hugs, Cherry

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