Santa Ana NWR, A Very Special Place
by Christine Donald ... Outdoor Recreation Planner SANWR
published July 2016
I consider myself a lucky, rich person,
rich not in material wealth but with natural
beauty. Every day I have the opportunity
to work where I can step outside and
experience the beauty of Mother Nature.
I could not imagine a world without
plants and animals, although I could live
without the chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Not a day goes by that I am not fascinated
with something that I have seen
I especially love to see families coming
to Santa Ana with children who become
fascinated with all the wonders of outdoor
life; butterflies dancing in the air,
rabbits bouncing around, lizards scampering
across the path, and birds singing.
Sadly, it seems that many children today
do not have the connection to nature
that I and others of my generation had.
They are tuning out nature and opting to
stay indoors playing with electronics.
I watch very little television and instead
enjoy walks outside to see the wonders
of nature all around me. I sneak out,
when I can, while I am at work to open
my senses and see all the beauty that nature
Santa Ana NWR is a beautiful place that can transport you back in time with its long flowing Spanish Moss and Ball Moss
high up in trees. Spending quiet time here allows your mind to release all of its stressful problems and replace them with the
serenity of nature's beauty. If you would like a special place unwind then come to Santa Ana NWR ... A very special place.