Friday, September 17, 2010

More on Muscatatuck

Earlier this week, I bragged about the beautiful wildflowers we encountered at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.  I also mentioned my blog post about Muscatatuck at the Indiana Insider.  But we had too much fun there to limit myself to just two blog posts, so I wanted to share a few more personal pictures and anecdotes about our trip.

If you're interested in a way to introduce your kids to wildlife in a natural setting, I really suggest visiting Muscatatuck or a wildlife refuge near you.  The Visitor Center was fantastic.  We had the whole place to ourselves, so our arrow could crawl around, touch the fur and the antlers, pet the otter, etc.  While his attention span was a bit too short for the 15-minute nature video, he loved everything else.

We also really enjoyed visiting Myers Cabin and Barn, located on the refuge property.  The Myers family had lived here since the 1800s.  Its a good insight into life during a simpler time, and also shows the importance of the purpose of the refuge--restoring this land to a haven for wildlife, before man's destructive development.

Before we headed home, we hiked one last trail, near Richhart Lake.  There were lots of fairly short, flat, family-friendly trails to choose from. 

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.