November 7th, we continued our exploration of the side roads as we made our way to the Nature Center where they were having their fall festival.
After going thru their museum, we went to the backyard where we found gardens, birds, and animals.
Coyote- he looked so sad:
Isn’t he just the cutest:
This summer we had a family of ground hogs living on our street. They were quite huge by the fall –
There were signs on the fence about the turkeys – Don’t put your fingers near the fence – The turkeys can bite.
They followed us as we walked along the fence.
With their coloring and the leaves, it can be hard to see them (can you find him/her):
He was up and watching something very intently.
The red wolf was near extinction in the 70’s but since then they are slowly being reintroduced in the east. This pair is part of the breeding program overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
There was a small family of deer:
Large rack on this guy:
This Bobcat looked like Dusty and was just a little bigger than Dusty:
The festival was geared toward young children so we continued on our explorations:
The last family to live in the Land Between the Lakes region left in 1969. We did come across this old settlement:
Our last stop was the Golden Pond Visitor Center to learn a little history of this area and the dams and watch a movie.
What an incredible view this evening as the sun set:
Sunday, November 8th was just a hang out day. I did find a laundry about 20 miles away – we were running out of clean clothes, oh my!
Tomorrow we continue our journey south and west so stay tuned and enjoy today.