We did return to the refuge yesterday as we had learned in our previous visit that guided bird walks were offered daily at 8:30 AM. It was 48 degrees and misting, but we did the hike and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My sister Linda is visiting us and has only a few days to spend here. Yesterday was supposed to be the better one of the next two days, so we drove over to the refuge, not even being sure that a ranger was going to do a birding hike because of the inclement weather. What is amazing was that, even with the winter-like gray pall which seemed to hang over the park, the refuge was still pretty with the hanging Spanish moss, green cactus, mesquite, and red flowering shrubs. Pictured below is the Turk's cap shrub.