Wild Texas Longhorn

I photographed this Wild Texas Longhorn at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Website in reference to the Texas Longhorn: The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge’s objective for the Texas Longhorn Cattle is one of protecting and preserving a significant cultural and historical resource. Specifically, the management objective, as set by… Read More »

Black-tailed Prairie Dog With Muddy Nose

I photographed this Black-tailed Prairie Dog with mud on its nose while at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. There is a Black-tailed Prairie Dog Town (Black-tailed prairie dogs live in colonies) on this Refuge and you can always count on seeing several. This Refuge did a controlled burn in the main Prairie Dog Town but the… Read More »

Turkey Hen At The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

This is a photo of a Rio Grande Turkey hen I photographed back in March 2016 during this same week while at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The first thing I noticed on that trip were the wild Turkeys. They seem to be everywhere. You didn’t have to travel far on any of the refuge roads… Read More »

Two Rio Grande Turkeys Displaying

These two Rio Grande Turkeys were strutting and displaying at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma (March 15, 2020). They were easy to find and photograph because these two Tom Turkeys were in the Doris Campground where I’m camped. A bunch of Rio Grande Turkey hens and these two Toms would come through every morning and evening.… Read More »

Charon’s Garden Wilderness

Charon’s Garden Wilderness is part of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma. Charon being the ferryman of Hades in Greek mythology. There are also several small lakes in this area, and two small waterfalls along the streams that feed them. How I Got The Shot – Charon’s Garden Wilderness I parked at the south Trailhead (Charon’s… Read More »