What is a wildlife refuge?
We often spend time outside with the family hiking,biking, geocaching, or sometimes even at the beach. It occurred to me a couple weeks ago, that we don’t really spend that much time at any of the great, nearby, wildlife refuges.
Just up the road a bit is the Harris Neck Wildlife refuge. It is an old air base from WWII, that is now part of the federal system of wildlife refuges. A wildlife refuge is setup just as it is named, to protect and preserve the wildlife and ecosystems that reside and life in the area.
Throughout the refuge is a one-way road that winds in one side, and out the other. It is 4 miles long, but the old air base runways are still as they were in the 1940’s, and are a major part of the trail system in the refuge.
In the refuge, there is not a lot to do. But that is the great part about it. There are VERY few cars, and very few people. Just the way I like to spend my days outdoors.
There are a large number of different species of birds including egrets, eagles, ducks, geese, and storks.
Be sure to bring a lunch, your are a long way from just about anything to eat.