Friday, 8 June 2012

A Day Out Sketching

A Day Out Sketching by Teri DC
A Day Out Sketching, a photo by Teri DC on Flickr.

DH was at an all-day golf outing so I decided to go out sketching. I went to the 'Necedah Wildlife Refuge' to see what nature had to offer. I haven't been there in a long time and what a lot of changes have been made; new visitor center with great displays of nature. The volunteers are very helpful to send you to the right places depending on what you want to see. There are wetlands, oak savannahs, small lakes and dry land. Wild animals, including wolves, many bird species, and wild flowers.
Necedah Wildlife Refuge is the same place that raises Whooping Cranes and then relocates them in the fall.
It is also one of the few places in Wisconsin that is host to the endangered Karner Blue Butterflies.

I went out in my car to find the 'perfect' sketching spot which turned out to be a small lake with wetlands.......I forgot about the vicious mosquitos.....so I did a few quick sketches along with a lot of swatting and scratching. There were tons of dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies and even heard a lot of bullfrog croaking.

The Refuge is only 20 miles from my house and will be at the top of my list of places to go.

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