Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chassahowitzka NWR - May 26, 2013

Stopped here briefly to look for the screech owl I saw a few weeks ago.  No luck!

Eco Walk at Crystal River Preserve - May 26, 2013

This was a good trail and good walking distance.  There were not too many birds or other wildlife, but still things to see.

 broad-headed skink
 leaf-footed bug
 rural skipper butterfly
 checkered white butterfly
spiranthes orchid
house fly
 green treefrog
 lubber grasshopper
 faded pearl crescent butterfly
 pearl crescent butterflies

dichromena grass
 lizard's tail

Bayport Park - May 25, 2013

Just stopped for a few minutes before heading home for the day.

Jenkins Creek - May 25, 2013

Stopped briefly at Jenkins creek and found a crow skull on a trail.  Also some nice palms with golden light.

Weeki Wachee Preserve - May 25, 2013

The third Saturday of the month you can drive into this park instead of walk.  I was able to get to some new areas, but it was also pretty busy with people diving, swimming, and fishing.  It was a very pretty day.


Magnificant Frigate Birds - by Fort de Soto - May 24, 2013

I was so surprised to find these birds on my way to Fort de Soto in the morning.  I have seen them soaring there before, but this time they were diving for fish!  In the morning, there were several that flew off soon after I pulled over.  In the afternoon, they were there again, but stayed for me to get better photos.  What a nice find!


Fort de Soto - May 24, 2013

Had such a great day at Fort de Soto today.  Some highlights were the baby starlings and a shrike! One not so fun thing was these bees that I accidentally walked through a wall of.  Later, they all went back up into this tree.