Category Archives: Muscatatuck NWR

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

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Madison Indiana is known far and wide as a Architectural gem with all of the Historic homes and one of the most unique Main Streets in the Midwest. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the many festivals that our community has to offer as well. Even though Madison has these attractions the one that we have never seemed to take advantage of is the incredible natural beauty that we have to offer.

Clifty Falls State Park, Big Oaks NWR, Splinter Ridge FWA and The Chelsea Flattwoods are just a few of the many places to enjoy the natural beauty of Southern Indiana. We also have one of the most incredible wildflower blooms in the Midwest not only at Clifty and the other public areas but drive any rural road during the spring and summer months and you will be able to view great displays of flowers that dot the countryside.

Our county also boasts more than 30 waterfalls like the one pictured above that when conditions are right flow thru and over the many gorges that line the Ohio River Valley.

For right now there are just too many places and facts to share with you about this great area we call home but sufficed to say Madison isn’t just about man made structures but maybe more importantly about what nature has to offer.

” Fall Reflections “

I thought I would post another impressionistic shot from last fall.  I got this one at The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge one fall evening, the sun was setting over my shoulder and the light and the bronze leaves gave it this copper color, I liked the impressionistic look it took on after I was done with the post processing.

I thought I might see what your thoughts on it were, tanks fro taking a look and stopping by !!

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“Cypress Sunset”

You don’t hear that one often in Indiana, actually there are a couple of places where you can view Cypress trees in the state and that is the Southwestern part around Evansville and right here in Southern Indiana not far from Madison.

I photographed these at The Muscatatuck NWR about 40 miles north of here near Seymour, it is a 8800 acre birders paradise made up of shallow running rivers and numerous ponds and lakes. During the fall and spring it is not uncommon to view over 250 species of birds along with deer and river otters.

If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend a trip to the Refuge it would be well worth your time.

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