Nature Walk, October 20, 2017 – Windy Day
We’ve had a lot of rain and wind today. When I looked outside this morning, I wasn’t sure if it was going to rain or not but thought I would chance it. I really needed a walk in “nature”… which for me in this area equals my two favorite wetlands.
Upon arriving at Wakodahatchee, I noticed that there were more birds present, including anhingas, egrets, and Great Blue Herons. There weren’t too many birds wading in the dark waters; rather they were perched in the pond apple trees, a short shrubby native tree that grows in marshes hereabouts.
When I came around a bend in the trail, I noticed a Great Blue Heron with a long branch in its beak. Then the realization hit me: The herons were beginning to build their nests!
Here are some more photos, some taken at Wakodahatchee, the rest at Green Cay Wetlands:
When I started the walks, I wasn’t feeling quite myself, but upon completion, I felt much grounded and relaxed. Even with the bigger crowd of people about, just being in Nature was very conducive to my well-being.
It’s the New Moon. Take good self-care and be gentle on others.
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