Nature Walks – Green Cay, 04.04.18

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Nature Walks – Green Cay, 04.04.18

When I set out this morning, the blue skies were dotted with white puffy clouds.  I was heading to Green Cay for another bird walk.

A man-made wetland preserve, Green Cay has a total of 1.5 miles of boardwalk that travel from hammock (island) to hammock, reminiscent of the original landscape of the marshes before the advent of the 20th century.  All of the plant species used in the landscape are Florida natives, ranging from tall trees and palms to thick reeds and marsh plants.

I’ll let the photos do the talking for me:

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Tri-colored Heron perched on Cypress.

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Great Blue Heron

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Tri-color Heron seeking lunch.

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A very intense Green Heron. It was attempting to catch some freshly hatched dragonflies.

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A sleepy young alligator.

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Palm trees, a signature plant for Southern Florida.

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Marsh Hen

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Male Painted Bunting visiting the seed bird feeder. The feeder was also attracting Blue Jays and Grackles.

Those were the best photos from today.  I hope you enjoy these Nature Walks.  And thanks for visiting Blue Dragon Journal today!

Namaste,

“Sunny” VaCoupe

© All Rights Reserved, Elizabeth Ayres Escher, http://www.bluedragonjournal.com

 

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