The Merced National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 10,262 acres (41.53 km2) of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas in California. It was established in 1951 under the Lea Act to attract wintering waterfowl from adjacent farmland where their foraging was causing crop damage.
Year 2014 has been a prolific year in the ART world. I am posting My 12 Best 2014 Photographs, and am inviting you to choose which one (or ones) are your favorites. Thanks for your input, and Happy New Year!