Jed Johnson Tower

Jed Johnson Tower sits atop a hill near Lake Jed Johnson at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This tower is an old fire-watch station built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1941, before the U.S. formally entered World War II. Now abandoned, it is not open to visitors, reportedly because it is structurally unsound.… Read More »

Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding

I posted a photo of a Wild Texas Longhorn yesterday and today’s photo is of a Texas Longhorn Calf feeding. You can go on yesterday’s post and read about these Longhorn cows that are at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. How I Got The Shot – Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding The Calf and her Mother were… Read More »

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 »