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Skywatch Friday – A Family Walk at Oxley Nature Center


Last Friday the family decided to go for walk at Tulsa’s Mary K. Oxley Nature Center. One of the best kept secrets in Tulsa. Acres and acres of trails, woods, marsh, lakes, and meadows and hardly anybody ever visits it.


Well somebody had been visiting. We saw a few of these in the park but they didn’t look like they had been used.


I love the big and small ponds, lakes, and streams on the property.


It looked like some beavers had been hard at work.


A sign needs either replacing or fetched.


A nice surprise were some pelicans. They were cruising about. The geese seemed a little put off their visitors.


Heather taking in the view near the photo blind.


Yep, I’m a lucky guy is what I think.


Heather and our gentle giant of a son, Logan checking out some storm damage from last year.

And here is our route. About 3 miles and a good mix of woods, open land, and water. We saw nobody else during our three miles.

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday this week.

Saturday’s Critters – Trumpeter Swan

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A goose Trumpeter Swan I encountered Wednesday night. He was very cooperative and even posed for me. When I got a little closer he decided he had enough and waddled off into the water. Telling me to back off the whole time.

Thanks to my friends DrillerAA and EGCamera girl for setting me straight on what species this is.

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