Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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A touch of nature

I place behind the cut a few pictures I took on our recent Florida vacation.



The Corkscrew Swamp Preserve featured a 2.5 mile boardwalk trail through woodland and through swamp, as well as above "wet prairie" and "lettuce lakes" filled with greenery. Here's a view of a portion of the trail:



The trees were alive with air plants and bromeliads, such as this one:

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We saw these baby alligators huddled on a limb, just above a bit of "lettuce lake":



At the J.N. "Ding" Darling Nature Preserve on Sanibel Island, we got quite close to this red-shouldered hawk:

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When we went out fishing in the mangrove shallows, one fisherwoman caught (and released) this puffer fish:

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We saw lots of great shorebirds hunting food and fun in the waves. This is a picture of a white ibis at work:

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We saw so many things more than I captured on film, but I hope this gives a small taste of what was a large and great trip.
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