Monday, March 12, 2007
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a coastal area that has a number of different environments within its boundaries. It is most noted for being the winter home of the only wild flock of Whooping Cranes left in the world. Unfortunately, we did not get a close look at them, but were able to see them in the distance. The refuge has a variety of hiking trails and we were able to see a good number of the inhabitants of the area. These included deer, wild hogs, wild turkeys, snakes, armadillos, vultures, and many many kinds of birds. Bird watching is one of the big attractions in this area.
We are back in a coastal climate and have warmer temperatures and humidity! It has been warm enough that we have not had to have the heat on at night for the first time in weeks. The other side of that coin is that we have to adjust to the moisture laden air again and start proper venting practices in the motorhome to prevent condensation buildup.