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Get Out of Town: Stillwater Wildlife Refuge Offers Stunning Views



Spring has arrived at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, bringing with it beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Located just half an hour outside of Fallon, or an hour and a half from Reno, the federally managed wildlife refuge offers incredible views with easy access for all ages.

Most, if not all, of these images below were taken in less than a 5 minute walk, all on flat even terrain. Birders and wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to view nesting blue herons, nesting swallows, black ibis, great horned owls, pelicans, and more.

Those interested in landscapes can see some truly beautiful vistas that can range from idealistic to extremely dramatic. While Stillwater provides beautiful sights throughout the day, late afternoon and sunset bring a special feel to the refuge.

Birds singing in the setting sun while the air cools around you is an experience worth having, and sharing.

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Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.