Earth Day was cold and rainy. So I mostly stayed in the car watching movies. I did journey out a little in the evening when the sun finally decided to come out. Walked another trail. This was an interpretive trail on land management and how the DNR has maintained a refuge for the wildlife in this area.
Sunday I got up early and went down to the lake for a meditative hour.
At noon there was a program at the Nature Center on raptors – birds of prey. Dana, the ranger who did the lecture, was excellent. She really knows her birds. She brought out the Red Tailed Hawk you see at the top of this post. And then a little screech owl.
All the birds they keep at the center have been injured and cannot survive in the wild. Patoka Lake is a habitat for birds and the Nature Center is a great educational resource.
All in all, my time at Patoka Lake was wonderful. I will come here again