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Great Idea for State and County Parks



Hey neighbors!!

I just have to share this with you.  One of my daughters and I LOVE photography.  She does a lot of photography for Southern Gospel groups and the goes out with me doing nature photography.  Since spring is finally peeking it's head out, we decided to go to a couple of parks a few hours away and spend the day taking pictures.  The end of last year we discovered these two parks in Iowa, that both have special bird feeding areas set up, but the best part is, they have small buildings, blinds, where you can go in and sit and watch the birds.  One of them even has binoculars, a dry erase board to post sightings, and posters about the types of birds you are likely to see.




The blinds at the first park we visited, F W Kent,  have small windows with hinged covers, so you can open different ones for different views.  There are seats to sit in, so you can get comfortable and watch.  The windows are at different heights, so you can also stand and look out.  They have placed several different feeders out to attract many types of birds.  There was actually a raccoon at the one feeding area when we arrived.  This blind is also easier to access, as it is at the end of a parking lot and has a sidewalk right up to the building.




The second park blind, Macbride Nature Recreation Area,  is a little rougher in condition, then the first.  It has long benches placed in front of a permanently open long narrow window.  The actual feeding area though is a little better.  They have plenty of brush for the birds and other little animals to hide in.  They also have feeders out that squirrels and chipmunks can utilize.  This blind is a little harder to access, as you can not drive back to the location.  You must walk back on a gravel road, and then cut across a grassy (and at this time muddy) area to reach the blind.  Definitely not designed for anyone with disabilities.




I really wish more parks would do something like this.  We spent over an hour at the first one taking pictures.  It was so peaceful and quiet.  I am sharing a few of my photos here that have my photography watermark on them.  I hope you enjoy them.




Do any parks in your area have anything like this?  Leave a comment telling me what your parks have.


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