Spring Lake Park Reserve – Schaar’s Bluff is a great place to view a sunset as well as walk around. There are plenty of wild flowers and butterflies to keep your attention. It is described as “A rest stop along the Great River Road, Spring Lake Park Reserve is the hidden jewel of the Upper Mississippi River Valley;” I would agree.
The first three images were taken on the way to the reserve. I turned off of Co Rd 42 onto Idell Avenue and saw what appeared to be a yearling and wild turkeys settling a dispute over who would stay in the pasture. All my gear was stowed in my pack. It’s all about timing and opportunity; I had the opportunity, but my timing and perhaps preparedness were off. Once I managed to pull off the road (with not much of a shoulder) and pull my camera from my pack and attach the telephoto to the camera the action was done. I fired off a few poorly executed shots anyway.
The balance of the shots are wild flowers, Monarch butterflies, and as the title states, the sunset.