Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

We set out today on a much anticipated road trip with our two scooters.  We loaded up and headed for Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.  We hoped to see the whooping cranes, but they had not arrived yet.  The  whooping cranes migrate from Wood Buffalo National Park in the Northwest Territories of Canada.   They migrate either in pairs or small flocks the 2500 miles to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge arriving in October and staying until March.

Although the whooping cranes had not arrived we enjoyed a day of nature.  The refuge contains 115,00 acres of native Texas animals and wildflowers.   Today we saw a raccoon, deer, and fox.  Although we have seen alligators,  javelina, hawks, armadillo and many more animals.

We drove our scooters around the 16 mile loop.  A peaceful and scenic drive out by the bay, through the oak groves and grassy marshes.

If you are ever in the South Texas Coastal area, it is well worth a visit.