Our nature walk through the Fontainebleau Nature Trail at the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier, Mississippi was full of very pleasant surprises. The most unexpected thing we encountered was a steep drop-off of the terrain into a deep gulley. This area of Mississippi is located on the edge of the Mississippi coast, and I am not used to seeing land far enough above see level to have such a steep ridge this close to the gulf. A plaque on the trail provided some interesting facts about this natural feature of the trail.
We arrived at the trail head just as the sun was starting to rise. It was one of the first crisp mornings of this fall, and everything was cast in a dreamy mist. Just as we stepped into the foot-path I noticed a clump white fur on the ground that was not covered in dew. Upon further inspection, we realized that there were several more clumps leading into the underbrush. I think we must have startled away a deer that was shedding its coat.
Amanda and I both thoroughly enjoyed our walk through out the nature trail and will definitely be back.
Come along with us for a virtual walk through the Fontainebleau Nature Trail in Gautier, MS.
Find out more about the trail with the links below.