Nature walk at Nisqually

The Urban Sketchers Tacoma met yesterday at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. We seemed a smaller group than usual but perhaps it was either the distance or the holiday weekend.

It’s a beautiful place for a long walk and for seeing lots of birds and other wildlife.  I rather regretting not bringing my real camera.  The cell phone camera just doesn’t do it for this sort of photography.

frog in pond scum

Great Blue heron

At the end of our time there, we met back at the visitor’s center for our throw down and group photo.

After walking around for about an hour, I walked back to sketch the barns.

Nearby, I saw this intriguing tree with two holes, one big and one small. It didn’t look like anyone was living in the larger one.

More photos.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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