In an earlier post, I talked about our visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Wendy asked if we could go when she came to visit. So.We.Did.
It was a beautiful day, with a temperature around 87*. Luckily there was a nice breeze. We packed a lunch and ate it at one of the picnic tables located outside the entrance, surrounded by a dozen or so children there on a field trip. Admittedly, the kids were quite well behaved.
Once inside, we traveled in a counter clockwise direction because Bill and I found the most interesting areas to be at the "end" when we started from the other direction. Wendy was a good luck charm and we saw a lot of great wildlife today that we didn't see the last time.
|Can you spot Wendy?|
|Same Barred Owl|
There were two telescopes set up which allowed us to look at a 10-12' alligator (take my word for this, please) along with several of her babies soaking up the sun with a couple of turtles.
|Photo taken through the lens of the telescope|
We saw a couple of really cool spiders and webs.
|Just a neat web, no spider in attendance|
|This Anhinga has speared a fish on the end of his beak|
|The bird has swallowed the fish and it's working itself down his neck.|
This was cool to watch!
|Great Blue Heron|
|2, count them, 2 Eastern Indigo Snakes|
|Immature Cottonmouth Water Moccasin|
This dangerous semi-aquatic snake is truly an aggressive reptile that will stand its ground or even approach an intruder.
|The Anhinga is also called the Snake Bird|
We saw another smaller alligator, 5-8', but I didn't get a picture of that one either.
There were more flowers blooming this time
and there were more leaves on the trees.