August 29, 2005

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

A few weeks ago I finally made it down to the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, but as I was running did not have a camera. With my parents visiting for about the fourth time in the five years I've been here, I needed a new place to take them, so off we went to my new favorite trail. With the camera.

We saw what is effectively pond scum, but my, it was pretty ...

This (below) is looking west across Long Meadow Lake

We also saw lots of carp in a culvert near Long Meadow Lake. The Refuge staff are trying to kill the carp as they are bad, bad, bad for the ecosystem down there.

And, it's late August in the Twin Cities, so while it could still be 90° any day, the first signs of fall are already appearing.

Posted by robe0419 at August 29, 2005 4:50 PM