Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge



I took these photos this morning...it was a chilly autumn day, and the leaves were just starting to turn into beautiful Fall colours. Enjoy the view!

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, on the Nisqually River Delta in southern Puget Sound, was established in 1974 for the protection of migratory birds. Three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands, riparian, and mixed forest habitats provide resting and nesting areas for migratory waterfowl, songbirds, raptors, and wading birds.

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 544 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. Managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the Interior, the National Wildlife Refuges encompass over 95 million acres of land for wildlife.

The mission of the Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

4 comments:

PAFord Pastelist said...

Beautiful photos David!!

Thank you for introducing me to the music of Eva Cassidy and how to do the slideshow.

Hugs,
Paula

Alice McMahon White said...

Great David! About time I found you here. Beautiful photos and nice looking blog, tunes and all. I'll need to get busy to keep up with you. ~ Alice

Laurie said...

It's such a pleasure wandering through your beautiful and artistic photography.
Always,
Laurie

10 COLORADO said...

Helo David!!!! I´m spanish painting and also I love photagrafy like you, congratulation for all you art, I invite you to came to my blogs and see them, I´ll meke a slideshow in the future!!!!

Wishing you the best, thanks!!!