It seems we missed out on the 110,000 Arctic snow geese that migrate to Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve in Stevens, PA during the month of March of every year. The geese have been known to stopover at the refuge for several weeks prior to continuing north. Sadly, we didn't get to experience the white tsunami of geese flying overhead, as more than half of them were already pushing north, according to Lancaster Online.
Nevertheless, it was a gorgeous day in March for a hour and a half drive to the refuge and a invigorating hike down to the waters edge.
This will definitely be on my bucket list for next year. Timing is everything. And you can bet next year, I won't miss it. To learn more about the snow geese and to see some amazing photos of them, click here.
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|Hundreds of spectators "flock" to Middle Creek to experience this act of nature|
|Kelly photographs the tundra swans|
|Approximately 2,300 tundra swans also migrate here|
|Visitors are restricted to certain areas|
|Mom and Jer having a romantic moment|
|View of snow geese from shore. Taken with Nikon 55-300 mm lens|
|Canada geese are also in the mix|