J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve

The J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This place is privately owned and managed by the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. The preserve has 17,000 acres of forest and grassland. The preserve was founded in 2000 due to a land gift from the John Nickel family. I have seen Elk and Whitetail Deer at… Read More »

This Whitetail Buck Has Shed Both Antlers

I photographed this Whitetail Buck with both of his antlers shed on Saturday (3-7-2020). I was at J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Oklahoma. Whitetail Bucks shed their antlers once a year. Around here (Arkansas and Oklahoma) this happens between January and April. I have seen Bucks that shed their antlers before January and after… Read More »

Relaxed Prairie Lizard

It was funny seeing this Prairie Lizard with its back legs stretched out soaking up the morning sun. It couldn’t care less that I was around pointing a camera at it. It even dozed off a few times and I had to wait for it to open its eyes to get the photo I wanted. The Lizards are… Read More »

Coyote Searching For Meal At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Here is another photo of a Coyote at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I posted a closeup of one a few days ago (Coyote At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge). This one was searching in an open field that the Farmers had placed fertilizer (chicken litter) on. The smell of the chicken litter draws all types of… Read More »

Raccoon Showing Me An Injury

I was parked in the Goss parking area at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma (March 2009). I saw a Raccoon walk out of the woods so I got out of my pickup to get a few photos of it. The Raccoon came right up to me and showed me an injury that it had on its… Read More »