Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area

This is where Dave worked for the summer. I hope I haven't posted these before, but I'm behind on blogging this summer and thought I'd share one of the really cool areas of Nevada I got to visit this summer!

One thing I love about Nevada is the amount of wetland areas within the Great Basin. I didn't expect so many...but the reason it's called the Great Basin is that none of the rivers flow from the basin to the ocean. Instead they create wetlands or sinks, where the water goes underground.

Hotsprings! I only dipped my hand in the water but it was pretty warm...and such a pretty area!

Ducks at sunset...

I don't think I'd ever seen an ibis up close before.

While I was looking at the ibis, I noticed this tarantula hawk in the flowers next to me.


Galadriel said...

What beautiful photos!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Can you soak in the springs? Also, that tarantula hawk photo is out of control.

Jen said...

Your photos get better and better all the time--so beautiful. And I'm with Sarah...that tarantula hawk photo IS out of control! What in the heck is a tarantula hawk? SCARY!!