Friday, May 11, 2018

Eisenhower State Park, Kansas

We are enjoying our 3 week stay here at Eisenhower State Park  in northeast Kansas.  Another large lake, Melvern Lake, and beautiful scenic area.  In spite of a few very windy days and a close call with a tornado, 8 miles away, we are thinking Kansas isn't half bad.;)

We drove to Topeka, the capitol, one day to check out the Brown vs Board of Education National Site and visited a couple of breweries.  We have also been into Emporia a few times, they have a good brewery/restaurant, Radius, where they have a very nice IPA and a very nice sour!  And we have visited the Tallgrass National Preserve  where we saw some bison and visited a beautiful old house.

However, most of our stay this time has been relaxing at the park.  There are over 13 miles of trails here and right down the road just a few miles at the Army Corp of Engineers Park there is another nice lake trail so we have had plenty of places to walk.

The variety of birds here is awesome and I have been enjoying trying to get some good pics of them:


you would think this was the only log! Not so but apparently a favorite!!

we've seen several geese nesting and lots of youngsters around!



Topeka





best made barn I have ever seen, should last forever




The family who used to own what is now Tallgrass National Preserve, the last of the tall grass plains in the state, used to live in the beautiful house below





Baltimore oriole

cardinal

red winged black bird

blue bird

oriole


several varieties of plants also dot the landscape here at the park
monarch butterfly

tree swallow


yellow bellied woodpecker (I think;)


robin nesting in the tree by our motorhome

that is Paradise, our motorhome, from across a finger of the lake.  Horses are allowed in our loop as you can see!



meadow lark


1 comment:

  1. Wow! You really captured some great bird pictures! I love the one of the bison as well!

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