While we were passing by, we decided to stop and take a quick drive down one of the roads in the Moss Island Wildlife Management Area.
Following the gravel road that led in, we were immediately greeted by a large field of colorful sunflowers.
An old rustic-looking barn, surrounded by tall weeds, sat back on the curve of the road. In front of us, a deer quickly darted across the road, into a field of soybeans and out of sight.
Tickseed lined the roadway and covered the fields in a beautiful yellow hue.
As we were leaving the area, we spotted a bird sitting high up in a tree. It was an adult Mississippi Kite keeping a sharp eye out for insects and small prey.
Though we didn’t have much time to spend here, hopefully we can return another time and further explore the beauty that this area has to offer.
“And to this day I wish I had lingered … But we stupid mortals, or most of us, are always in haste to reach somewhere else, forgetting that the zest is in the journey and not in the destination.” ~Ralph D. Paine