In all our visits to Ouabache State Park, we've never seen a deer there. Until last week. A doe wandered out through the tall weeds that have grown in the dry lake bed this summer. We were sitting under the trees bordering the lake, reading; and I just happened to look up in time to spot her. She stayed long enough for me to capture a few photos.
A park employee told us that the beach construction that has caused the lake to remain drained all summer has been scheduled for completion next year. She said that another, larger, state park had a greater need which caused the beach project at Ouabache to be put on hold for now.
But the opportunity to see the deer last week made us glad for the dry lake bed that lured her out into the open.