Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reelfoot Lake State Park

There is abundant plant life this is called Butter wort plant
Home to the Golden and American Bald eagles.

Also many diffident birds, this is a Heron that nest on the lake


If you enlarge the picture you can see a blue gray Heron



The last of the baby ducks

My great great grand father came here in the early 1840's to farm in the rich soil that the Mississippi river left after the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquake. His grandson my grandfather help to save the Lake and preserve it as a state park in the early 1900's

6 comments:

Mildred said...

How interesting Patsy. Thanks for sharing these pretty pictures. Have a good afternoon.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, isn't that heron just beautiful? Gorgeous white feathers and tufts on its head. What a wonderful history of your family and the legacy they helped to preserve.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Great history on your family. Photos are wonderful as well. Have a great day !

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a gorgeous and serene lake...
The pictures are awesome, so many majestic birds call the lake home.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

A stunning place to have nearby. You are very fortunate.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

richies said...

Awesome photos. The bald eagle and the egret are stunning.

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