Zeb the Duck and Soapy Smith Duck see Buffalo Near Downtown Denver

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge,

We like this wildlife refuge

We like this wildlife refuge

a 15,988 acre National Refuge, is about 8 mile northeast of downtown Denver, Colorado.   While we were there, we saw this huge buffalo.  He was on the side of the road, about 8 feet from our car.

Big and close to us

Big and close to us

He came there to drink from a puddle.  As we watched  him, he crossed in front of us and rolled in the dirt in another field.

Rolling in dirt

Rolling in dirt

There are may buffalo in the refuge.   We took this photo on a previous visit.

Part of the buffalo herd

Part of the buffalo herd

The deer are also plentiful.   This small one watches us watch her.

She is so delicate and graceful

She is so delicate and graceful

Part of the refuge has wetlands.   We previously photographed these birds swimming.

Many migrating birds stop here

Many migrating birds stop here

We like the water and the trees.

Interesting sky that morning

Interesting sky that morning

Of course, no refuge would be complete without several prairie dogs.

There are so many prairie dogs here!

There are so many prairie dogs here!

They really are cute.   The Visitor Center is very helpful.

Come inside

Come inside

We liked this buffalo.

Ducks can touch this buffalo

Ducks can touch this buffalo

The Track It sign is very informative.

Always something to learn

Always something to learn

The Rocky mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is great.   Visit http://www.fws.gov/refuges  to see a map of the United States.   Click on your state to locate wildlife refuges near you.   We like spending time here and we think you would like it also.

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