Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sachuest visited again

In my last blog I did talk about the Salt Marsh at Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge and posted photographs of birds that I had seen, however, I did not put in the blog any scenics.
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Along with the different species of birds that are present there are also mammals that are present in the area. The most notable and usually the easiest to see the white-tailed deer. Next the easiest to see is the Eastern cottontail rabbit.. Also that have been reported are raccoon, mink, striped skunk,  red fox, meadow vole, and white-footed mouse.b D7K_1017-Edit July 26, 2011 NIKON D7000b D7K_1102 July 26, 2011 NIKON D7000b D7K_1215 July 26, 2011 NIKON D7000b White-tailed Deer cu headD7K_1219 July 26, 2011 NIKON D7000

The main refuge has a visitors center which is open daily from 10 o'clock to five o'clock. There are restrooms in the visitors center which stay open from sunrise to sunset.b MSB_8972 July 26, 2011 NIKON D300Sb Visitor Ceter SachuestMSB_8980 July 26, 2011 NIKON D300S
So remember each trip to the salt marsh and to the refuge proper itself can bring different findings and events, so come enjoy this beautiful area.