|Here's a poster for the event that we grabbed off the internet ... it looks better at full size.|
Kimberly and I are looking forward to some fabulous birding. That region of Texas has a fascinating mix of western and southern birds, including Swainson's Hawk, Scaled Quail, Wild Turkey, Cassin's Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Bell's Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pyrrhuloxia, Bronzed Cowbird, Cassin's Sparrow, and Painted Bunting ... to name a few!
|Male Vermilion Flycatcher perched atop a mesquite|
Another attraction of Marathon is the Gage Hotel itself, with its rich history, and the beautiful Gage Gardens. You can read more about them here: http://www.gagehotel.com/index.html
Of course, that region of western Texas also has remarkable plants, moths, reptiles, etc., and we're looking forward to seeing wonderful wildlife and to reconnecting with friends! If you're looking for an intriguing new experience for July, we urge you to check this out; more information can be found at this link. We hope to see you there!