This past weekend marked the annual Kids’ Fishing Day at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Approximately 90 persons participated in the event.
While the fish weren’t biting much at the Kids’ Fishing Pond, due to being recently stocked, the waters have been flowing amply throughout the refuge lately.
The refuge received 4” of rain last week, adding depth to the Little Salt Marsh and Big Salt Marsh areas and subsequently pushing water into other wetlands units on the refuge. Even the “finger wetlands” around the Little Salt Marsh area, which have been dry for quite awhile, now hold water.
In fact, it looks more like the Little Salt Marsh Lake these days.
Barry Jones, Visitor Service Specialist at the refuge, reports that there is even more water streaming at the Big Salt Marsh.
As of last Saturday, June 1, all public roads were open. More rains are forecast this week, however, so you may want to check with refuge headquarters, 620-486-2393, before venturing that way.