Thursday, January 05, 2012

Nisqually

Nisqually 
People of the River
People of the Grass

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

We are so excited .. 
we are only 5.5 miles away from one of our favorite 
spots for "natures activities" as my little Anna used to say. 

The refuge preserves this beautiful estuary from 
commercial development.  It is where the Nisqually River 
meets the salt waters of the Puget Sound.  



The riparian forested wetlands are unique
ecosystems that provide habitat for 
many species of wildlife such as 
migratory song birds, juvenile salmon, 
eagles, wild geese, shore birds, mink, weasel, 
deer, otters, beavers, bats, porcupines,
herons ... to name just a few!!!


At the Refuge the Riparian Forest 
Overlook offers unique views of tidal 
forested wetland plant communities 
and the sloughs filling and draining 
as tides and rivers’ flow change.


Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
Chief Seattle


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
enjoy

6 comments:

kt40s said...

Lisa these photos are breathtaking!

andrea creates said...

it looks beautiful!

windrock studio said...

Be still, my heart! Such gorgeous images ~ I could spend lots of time here, I'm so very happy that you posted these photos and the perfect quote.

Valerie said...

I can only humbly echo the sentiment of the others here, and say that I feel so blessed to live out here. Your photos are gorgeous!! I want to visit this "natures activities" soon:)

Jennifer said...

Wow, gorgeous! Your photos are superb.

koralee said...

Such a lovely area....so happy you shared it with us...enjoy! Love to you