At the southern end of Puget Sound, just north of the state capital in Olympia, is a marvelous little place called the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
Today I spent much of the day there, wandering along among the forested paths and wooden boardwalks.
How about I share a few photos with you, and then, a little movie.
The river was named for the Nisqually band of Native Americans. A rough translation of Nisqually meant “People of the River”.
These beautiful wooden boardwalks flow through the leafy green forest.
The forest gives way to an expansive river delta, and saltwater marsh.
You know, I live right above the Snohomish River and I see bald eagles almost every day… Buy still, EVERY time I see them I stop in my tracks, no matter what I’m doing, and just gawk at the magnificent birds until they are out of sight. Today was no different.
How about a little movie clip. That background music is from the sound track of a movie called The Commitments. The song is Slip Away. I could not think of a better place to “slip away” for a morning nature walk!
Hey don’t worry about this little guy. Harbor seal moms often leave their pups unattended on a beach or hauled out on a rock for hours while they go off and forage of food.
Till next time, Kat