This is half the group. There are two classrooms in the visitor center for teachers to use. Notice the duck stamp drawings in the background.
First, off on a wagon ride as we identify birds. These kids learn 10 birds a week.
After birding, we disembark the wagon and climb the hill where we check the wind speed (30 mph) and talk about prescribed burns.
The recently burned area, behind the kids is where the firefighters talk about controlled burns.
It is now lunchtime, the kids leave. After lunch, we are sent to Lake Alice NWR (another one in the complex).
Lake Alice is where the old headquarters was once located. Only the quonset hut is left, and it is full of STUFF. We were there to see if we could find a cabinet. More on that later.
Saturday, a four hour day, we started cleaning and organizing the YCC building.
The open space held two kayaks which we moved to another building. I will show the final shot when we finish.
Colleen had these straps for us to hang the two other kayaks. Now all 10 kayaks are together in the same building. WHEW!!! We are now free to wash all our dirty laundry.
We have only one washer and dryer to be shared with 5 other people, and it is in their bunkhouse. That, along with our assigned day to wash...not convenient!!!
The water here is yellow...sulfur. Looks like we will be buying our drinking water and spending time at a laundromat.
I woke this morning at 6:00 am to go on a bird walk here at the refuge...I should have stayed in bed. Nice day, but it turned out to be more of a social event. Some did not even have binoculars and chatted the whole time!!!
Wallace has found four crawling wood ticks on his person.
Other than that...we like our location where we are situated for the next 14 weeks. The trees are just now leafing out...it is going to be pretty in the next week or so.
Until next time...